McCrory aims for 67 percent goal for workforce preparedness

Governor McCrory

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says North Carolina needs to strive toward getting more adults more than just a high school diploma to enter the workforce.

McCrory told a workforce and education summit in Greensboro on Wednesday that he’s setting a goal by 2025 to have 67 percent of working adults with education and training beyond high school. The governor’s office says only 54 percent of North Carolina’s workforce now reach that threshold.

He says the state is on the right track through retooled career help for the unemployed and a new law for placing community college career coaches in high schools to help student determine future fields.

McCrory says many proposed higher education construction projects for the bond referendum on statewide ballots in March emphasize science, engineering, and math.