The recession and education in North Carolina

What: “NC Works: Employment and Education” is a look at the impact of the historic recession on the state’s diverse communities and a discussion about the challenges and opportunities of the shift to a “new normal” in North Carolina’s economy.

When: Tuesday, May 10, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Cable channels 53 and 58 in Greensboro and Guilford County.  For other areas, go to and click on “Where’s OPEN/net.” A live stream of the program will be available on the website (click on the OPEN/net TV icon in the left margin).

Details: The program will feature a discussion of the role that education will play in the North Carolina’s recovery and in the economic landscape that lies ahead. Views can join in by calling 1 888 228-6736 or sending questions or comments by mail to

Panelists: Leslie Boney, Associate Vice President for Economic Development and Engagement with the UNC System; Betty McGrath, Director of Labor Market Information with the Employment Security Commission; Sharon Morrissey, Chief Academic Officer for the N.C. Community College System; and Pat Phillips, Associate Dean with Davidson County Community College.

OPEN/net programs are produced by the N.C. Agency for Public Telecommunications.  They distributed live on N.C. cable networks.

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