Johnston County Public Schools Named JCC’s Business and Industry Partner of the Year

Published: February 13, 2023

Award announced at annual Breakfast Before Business event.

Picture shows President Dr. Lindquist at podium addressing attendees

Johnston County Public Schools (JCPS) is the 2022 Johnston Community College (JCC) Business and Industry Partner of the Year.

JCC announced the award at its annual Breakfast Before Business, a signature networking event, which brings together local leaders and professionals to discuss career opportunities across the county.

JCPS partners with JCC year-round on programs like Career to College Promise, Career and Technical Leadership Academy, and JoCo Works.

“We are grateful to the school system for its continued support and collaboration on initiatives that are critically important to our county’s sustainability and to the education of our workforce,” says JCC Vice President of Continuing Education Vic McCormick.

“Our mutual commitment to the success of Johnston County’s students drives this partnership,” says JCC President Dr. Vern Lindquist. “Naming the district our Business and Industry Partner of the Year is long overdue.”

"It is an honor to be recognized as the Community College's Business and Industry Partner of the Year," said Johnston County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy. "Our school system is laser focused on equipping our students with the knowledge and skills that they need to be successful members of this community. We are thankful for our partnership with JCC, and for the opportunities they offer our students once they leave us." 

Joy Callahan and Greg Payne of Johnston County Economic Development presented this year’s keynote, “Moving the County Forward: The Workforce Strategic Plan,” outlining the future of workforce development in the county.

Proceeds from the event benefit the JCC Foundation’s Investing in Bright Futures Annual Fund, which provides scholarship support.

Presenting sponsors for the 2023 Breakfast Before Business were Clayton Chamber of Commerce, Triangle East Chamber of Commerce, Benson Area Chamber of Commerce, Coldwell Banker Advantage, Rep. Donna White, KS Bank, and Woody’s Computing.

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