Greene named the next city manager for Lexington

    The Lexington City Council named Terra Greene as the next city manager during its regular meeting on Monday.

    Greene, who is currently the assistant city manager for Lexington, will replace Alan Carson who will be retiring from his position on Dec. 31 and taking the job of city manager of Thomasville, Georgia. Greene will sworn in at the next city council meeting on Nov. 26 and will begin her role on Jan. 1.

    EGGER starts construction on manufacturing plant

    EGGER, one of the world’s leading wood-based materials suppliers for the furniture, wood construction and flooring industries, has started construction on its first U.S. manufacturing plant at the I-85 Corporate Center in Linwood, according to a press release.

    Construction on the production facility began after the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality permit.

    North Carolina Takes Home the Gold for Economic Development Success

    North Carolina has received Area Development magazine’s 2018 Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s top-tier success in winning high-impact economic development projects in 2017.

    North Carolina, which in 2017 had one of its best years for  job recruitment in over a decade, is one of only five states to receive a 2018 Gold Shovel Award. The magazine, which covers site selection and facility planning, considers a state’s top 10 job-creation and investment projects in granting the award.

    “EGGER Wood Products Apprenticeship Open House to be held May 15th”

    EGGER Wood Products will host an Apprenticeship Information Event for High School students and parents at 6:00pm on Tuesday May 15th at the Rittling Conference Center at Davidson County Community College. EGGER will present their four year Apprenticeship Training Program and outline the requirements and benefits of applying for the EGGER Apprenticeship Program.

    “Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy awarded Model Level STEM School of Distinction”

    The State of NC developed the STEM School of Distinction program to identify and recognize exemplary STEM schools and STEM programs. Schools recognized under the Model Level of Achievement go even further by systemically interweaving science, technology, engineering and mathematics into complimentary coursework in the arts, career and technical education, English language arts, healthful living and world history.

    Davidson County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) NCDPI Core Performance Indicators

    CTE is measured on federal guidelines requiring each CTE Program to use certain quantitative measures to monitor the quality of the program. Performance Indicator 2S1 - Technical Skill Attainment, is arguably the most key indicator of quality.

    Davidson County Schools met ALL Core Performance Indicators based on Perkins Federal Guidelines.

    Davidson County Schools Performance Indicator 2S1 - Technical Skill Attainment Rankings: