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Posted on: October 5, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Better Jobs for Better Lives in Rowan County

Rowan-Cabarrus to help create the Better Jobs for Better Lives in Rowan County program

SALISBURY, N.C. — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is excited to bring a mobile version of its award-winning R3 (Refocus, Retrain, Re-employ) model to Rowan County. The program will support the new “Better Jobs for Better Lives in Rowan County” initiative.

“While the College has provided these services for many years, this traveling initiative will allow us to bring the services directly to the people in their towns. It will also give us the opportunity to better tailor our services to the individuals living in each community,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of Rowan-Cabarrus.

The program has three key objectives:

  • Increasing access to and participation in employability-building activities for all Rowan residents.
  • Building stronger networks to solve community barriers to workforce participation and success.
  • Raising wages of Rowan workforce through skill development and access to better jobs.

Better Jobs for Better Lives in Rowan County has identified four zones (West Rowan/Cleveland, China Grove/Landis, Rockwell/Granite Quarry/Gold Hill, and Salisbury West End) to provide these services, with one zone deployed during each fiscal quarter of 2017.

“We are proud to partner with Rowan-Cabarrus to provide training and support to those in our communities who are unemployed and underemployed,” said Greg Edds, Chair of the Rowan County Board of Commissioners.

This initiative is designed to engage citizens where they live with services that prepare them for high-growth, high-wage careers. Access to career planning, skill training and job opportunities stimulates growth at the household, community and county level. A few of the many services these centers will provide include career coaching, resume and interview clinics, and GED preparation.

“The Better Jobs for Better Lives program in Rowan County is designed to assist community members with educational gaps, criminal backgrounds, insufficient wages, or part-time work and improve their skillset to obtain a higher quality jobs in our community,” said Jim Greene of the Rowan County Board of Commissioners.

Learn more about the program at or call 704-216-7205.


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