Workforce and Education Alignment Council recognized for 'growing the economy'
Pictured Back Row (from left): Danny Beaver, Lisa Qualls, Miles Atkins, David Coble, Eddie Dingler, and Thurman Houston; Front Row (from left): Kirk Ballard, Jessica Stewart, Bobby Compton, Dr. Tim Brewer, and Russ Rogerson.
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MOORESVILLE – The Iredell County Workforce and Education Alignment Council has received the 2016-2017 award for “Growing the Economy” from the Centralina Council of Governments.
Formed in Fall 2015, the Iredell County Workforce and Education Alignment council consists of members representing industry, local economic development corporations, Mitchell Community College, Iredell-Statesville Schools, Mooresville Graded School District and the Centralina Council of Governments.
The program utilized county specific data, found in the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy's final report (Prosperity for Greater Charlotte), as the framework to identify job growth, economic and educational opportunities specific to the Mooresville and Iredell County areas.
“The Town has worked in partnership with the Centralina Council of Governments for over 45 years,” Mooresville Commissioner Bobby Compton said. “Together, we strive to grow the economy and improve the quality of life, and I think this award recognizes the joint effort between the Town and the Workforce and Education Alignment Council.”
The Town of Mooresville and The Iredell County Workforce and Education Alignment Council received the award at the Centralina Council of Governments’ meeting on May 10.