Two new episodes of PBS North Carolina’s “ncIMPACT” include Wayne County voices. In one scene of an upcoming episode, Wayne Community College Industrial Systems and Mechatronics Instructor Bobby McArthur works with student Dwayne Jones. Wayne County efforts are central to this episode of the show, which is about “Working For a Living Wage” in North Carolina.
According to the producers, this segment of the show explores how some communities are working to solve the labor shortage by offering a living wage. It discusses the Wayne WORKS initiative and apprenticeships, and features Wayne Community College Student/Smithfield Foods Apprentice Dwayne Jones, Wayne Business and Industry Center Executive Director Craig Foucht, and former Wayne County Chamber of Commerce President Kate Daniels.
ncIMPACT will be aired Friday, April 22, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. on PBS NC: A preview can be seen at https://bit.ly/ncIMPACT-WayneWORKS.
The full episode will be available for streaming beginning April 22, 2022 at https://ncimpact.sog.unc.edu/our-media/our-show/.
WCC Career Development Director Elvira Johnson was a member of a panel in an ncIMPACT episode titled “Veterans Closing the Skills Gap.” It can be viewed now at https://bit.ly/ncIMPACT-Veterans.
ncIMPACT examines issues around our state including education, jobs, healthcare, and more. Host Anita Brown-Graham and her team from the UNC School of Government listen, learn, and lead in generating conversations, and going into the communities that are tackling these problems head on. Talking to the people on the ground, Brown-Graham identifies ways in which they are positively affecting others and making changes, while exploring ways these innovative solutions can be applied in other communities across the state.