AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
Appropriates $100,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Commerce (Department) for 2022-23 to study methods for workforce development in eastern NC. Authorizes the hire of consultants. Sets required components of the study, including addressing region-specific means of increasing graduation rates with credentials that translate into employment and living wage earnings, and sectoral partnerships with employers in critical industries. Directs the Department to report to the specified NCGA committees and division by December 1, 2022. Provides for the funds to remain available for the act's purposes.
Appropriates $41.5 million from the General Fund to the Community Colleges System Office to be allocated to Pitt Community College to construct a new Center for Workforce Development and Innovation.