Cape Fear Community College is joining a nationwide effort to help prepare Baby Boomers to take on new jobs. CFCC was recently granted funding from the American Association of Community Colleges to create and expand programming that will engage the region’s fifty-plus population in the fields of health care, education and social services. CFCC’s “Encore Program,” as it’s dubbed, takes off in the fall. But first, they’re busy assessing the unique needs of this area’s aspiring senior students.
When UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller and Cape Fear Community College President Ted Spring get together, they look for mutually beneficial ways to solve what they call their intractable problems. They also explore avenues of economic growth for the region, which includes preparing students for a constantly evolving workplace.