WENTWORTH, N.C. — Once we study collectively, we construct a brighter future. That instructional aim is the gasoline behind why Rockingham Group School and the College of North Carolina at Greensboro are becoming a member of forces. The 2 saying a co-admission partnership to assist college students easily transition from the group school to UNCG.
“Aiming our joint instructional assets at rural areas to make it simpler for college kids to seamlessly transfer via that pipeline actually is a key contributor to the longer term financial improvement of the state,” UNCG Provost Dana Dunn stated.
“I really feel very strongly concerning the enterprise and business are going to make it to those rural areas, and we have to have an informed and a educated workforce to help that initiative,” Rockingham Group School VP for Educational Affairs Sheila Regan stated.
Natalie Horton simply acquired her affiliate’s diploma and is pursuing an engineering diploma within the Charlotte space.
“Increasingly jobs are in search of individuals with a university diploma,” Horton stated.
Like many college students at RCC, she selected the group school as a result of it is near her Eden house and reasonably priced. But when college students need to take the subsequent step of their schooling, she thinks this partnership is ideal.
“It is nice to have a transparent, clear minimize pathway with individuals, school, employees and counselors who’re prepared to information you each step of the best way,” Horton stated.
And different college students agree it might assist department out their schooling.
“I imply if I went to a college, my poor mama bless her coronary heart, I might be calling her day-after-day, and I feel it provides you extra of a facet of moving into the actual world,” first-yr scholar Madison Sutton stated.
The brand new relationship would give RCC college students who join the Spartan Passage entry to scholarships, UNCG facilities and assets and waives the appliance charge to the college, amongst different advantages.
UNCG has an analogous relationship with Alamance Group School and Guilford Technical Group School.