News & Events

PYO executive director joins Made in Durham Advisory Team

July 18, 2018

Julie Wells, executive director of Partners for Youth Opportunity (PY0), has joined the Made in Durham Advisory Team. MORE

Made in Durham interns capture stories of youth journeys to success

July 2, 2018

Two summer interns are helping Made in Durham document the stories of young people who are on the path to college and career success. MORE

Local executives join Made in Durham board of directors

June 25, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina President and CEO Patrick Conway, M.D., and Capitol Broadcasting Vice President of Real Estate Michael Goodmon have joined the board of directors of Made in Durham. MORE

Durham youth head to summer work experiences

June 20, 2018

Nearly 180 Durham youth ages 14-24 headed to six-week paid summer internships in mid-June thanks to the Durham YouthWork Internship Program, which exposes young people to work experiences, occupations and industries that prepare them for careers. MORE

Alternative school students learn about the benefits of college transfer

June 20, 2018

Attending community college for two years then transferring to a four-year college or university can offer a lower-cost option with more personal attention for students interested in earning a bachelor's degree, a college expert told students attending Durham Literacy Center's youth education program June 19. MORE

Self-Help Credit Union awards scholarship to DPS Scholars-at-Work Program student

June 20, 2018

Self-Help Credit Union has awarded a $500 scholarship to Durham Public Schools graduate Amy Gallego, who worked at its downtown Durham branch during this past spring break through the 2018 DPS Scholars-at-Work Program. MORE

Hard Hats and Hammers event highlights skilled trade opportunities for youth

June 8, 2018

NCWorks NextGen Youth Program, Step Up Ministries and Made in Durham teamed June 7 to introduce 25 young adults age 17-24 to the construction industry and the change to interview with 10 local employers. MORE

Made in Durham career specialist named to state professional association leadership post

June 4, 2018

Deanna Knighton, career development specialist for Made in Durham, has been named 2018-2019 North Carolina Career Development Association (NCCDA) president-elect and conference chair. MORE

Durham employers, educators, elected officials, others convene to begin planning how to build a strong skilled trades talent pipeline

May 24, 2018

Construction trades are the second-highest in-demand talent need behind life sciences in the Triangle and across North Carolina, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce. Nationwide, retiring Baby Boomers are expected to create a need for 31 million new skilled trades workers by 2020. MORE

Durham alternative schools graduate formerly disconnected young people

May 24, 2018

Nineteen-year-old Akheem Hurst's remarks at Achievement Academy of Durham's graduation April 24 expressed the sentiments of more than 100 Durham youth, previously disconnected from school and work, who received high school diplomas and support for pursuing college and careers this year thanks to alternative school programs. MORE

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