News & Events

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

NCWorks’ NEXTGEN Durham joins Made in Durham academic recovery initiative

May 21, 2018

Durham NCWorks youth training and employment program, NEXTGEN, has joined Made in Durham's Durham Futures action team, which works to reconnect young people who are disconnected from school and help them graduate, gain a post-secondary credential and secure life-sustaining employment. MORE

Durham employers prepare to host YouthWork summer interns

May 16, 2018

Employers who will host youth for internships this summer through the Durham YouthWork Internship Program convened for orientation and training at Durham Technical Community College on May 15, part of a range of quality improvements the program undertook this year.   MORE

DPS honors WorkKeys recipients for attaining key employability skills

May 4, 2018

More than 400 Durham high school seniors are graduating this year with a national credential demonstrating they are career ready in a range of essential hard and soft skills. MORE

Made in Durham executive Lorenza Wilkins graduates from Leadership Triangle 2018

May 1, 2018

Made in Durham Senior Director of Programs and Operations Lorenza Wilkins graduated with regional colleagues May 1 from the Leadership Triangle 2018 regional class. MORE

Voice of youth helps shape work of Made in Durham

April 23, 2018

The voice and perspective of Durham's young people gained permanent representation on Made in Durham's Advisory Team April 11 when members of the Made in Durham Youth Network took their seats as full members of that team. MORE

Made in Durham seeks nominations for FY 2019 Youth Network

April 20, 2018

Made in Durham seeks nominations for young people ages 14-24 to represent the diverse faces and experiences of young people in Durham by serving on the Made in Durham Youth Network. MORE


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