January 2016
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Top Story
Regional employers ID top health and life sciences talent needs
Regional employers at a Jan. 14 workshop identify their most in-demand positions and credentials – a first step in developing career pathways that will lead youth and young adults to promising careers in local industries. READ MORE
Durham YouthWork Internship Program seeks career-readiness opportunities for youth
A Feb. 6 job fair will help Durham youth prepare for and connect with work opportunities. READ MORE
Energy and tech execs discuss best practices for attracting talent
The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster follows up on its fall talent survey with a SMART Series on talent featuring regional cleantech employers. READ MORE
New resource specialist serves alternative school students
Made in Durham partners, with a United Way grant, have hired Rotcelis Morales-Jones to help students at Achievement Academy of Durham and Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy transition to college and graduate. READ MORE
Z. Smith Reynolds taps school superintendent as executive director
Guildford County Superintendent Maurice "Mo" Green will succeed the foundation's retiring executive director Leslie Winner, who serves on Made in Durham's board. READ MORE
Good Reads
Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies
Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Kansas City DOWNLOAD
What colleges do for local economies: A direct measure based on consumption
Brookings Institution READ MORE
In The Media
Economic good news at Duke
The Herald-Sun | Dec. 29, 2015
Made in Durham partner Duke University pumps half of its $5.4 billion in revenues into the local economy through salaries and benefits. DOWNLOAD (subscription required)
How a start-up hub made good on diversity goals
USA Today | Dec. 17, 2015
American Underground's success in diversifying its entrepreneurial community are highlighted in this special report by Google CODE2040 Entrepreneur-in-Residence Talib Graves-Manns and chief strategist Adam Klein. READ MORE
Saving kids from pipeline to prison
The News & Observer | Dec. 5, 2015
Writer Joseph Neff reports on the 2015 NC Safe, Fair, and Equitable Schools Conference, which focused on school discipline and the strong link between suspensions and dropout rates. READ MORE
Perils and Promise: Steering Workers Down A New Career Pathway
WUNC | Dec. 14, 2015
Leonide Inge reports on the employer roundtable held in Vance County to kick off the development of a regional career pathway in advanced manufacturing. READ MORE
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Made in Durham is a community partnership of educators, business, government, nonprofits, youth and young adults mobilized around a shared vision that all of Durham's youth will complete high school and a postsecondary credential and begin a rewarding career by the age of 25.

Board of Directors

Victor Dzau, National Academy of Medicine, Chair
Jack Bailey, GlaxoSmithKline, Vice Chair
Anita Brown-Graham, Institute for Emerging Issues, Vice Chair
Al Siemens, FHI Foundation, Treasurer
Andrea Harris, N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development, Secretary

Daryl Atkinson, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Casey Barr-Rios, Made in Durham Youth Network
Brad Brinegar, McKinney
David Dodson, MDC
Martin Eakes, Self-Help
William Fulkerson, Duke University Health System
Jim Goodmon, Capitol Broadcasting Company
Kenneth Hammond, Union Baptist Church
William Ingram, Durham Technical Community College
Samone Oates-Bullock, Made in Durham Youth Network
Elaine O’Neal, N.C. Superior Court Judge
Ed Paradise, Cisco
Ivan Kohar Parra, Durham CAN
Luis Pastor, Latino Community Credit Union
Machelle Sanders, Biogen
Debra Saunders-White, N.C. Central University
Henry Scherich, Measurement Incorporated
Bill Shore, Durham Chamber of Commerce
Steven Williams, GLOBAL Ventures of North America LLC
Brad Wilson, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Leslie Winner, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Ex Officio
Tom Bonfield, City of Durham
Wendell Davis, Durham County
Bert L’Homme, Durham Public Schools

Executive Director
Meredythe Holmes

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