A-B Tech’s Early Childhood Education Program Ribbon Cutting

The new space matches A-B Tech’s vision to change lives and strengthen communities.

A-B Tech’s Early Childhood Education program held a ribbon-cutting August 16, 2018 in the Ferguson Center for Allied Health and Workforce Development.

This will be a space for the education program—not a childcare center.

The Early Childhood Education program is here to fill the gap because there are not enough qualified early childhood educators to fill employment vacancies. As a result, classrooms are having to close, leaving an even greater shortage in quality child care. A-B Tech’s Early Childhood program also is involved in a number of workforce development partnerships aimed at boosting the workforce pipeline and building capacity for our early childhood workforce needs.

A-B Tech President Dennis King, Buncombe County Commission Chair Brownie Newman, and Mary Ann Rice, Chair of A-B Tech Board of Trustees, were the speakers for the events.

About A-B Tech Community College

One of 58 colleges in the North Carolina Community College System, A-B Tech offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in more than 60 curriculum programs through its five academic divisions: Allied Health and Public Service Education, Arts and Sciences, Business and Hospitality Education, Emergency Services and Engineering and Applied Technology.

The Division of Economic and Workforce Development/Continuing Education offers opportunities for workforce partnerships, specific job training and retraining, as well as personal enrichment classes.

A-B Tech enrolls more than 25,000 curriculum and continuing education students in programs at its Asheville, Enka, Madison, South, Woodfin and Goodwill locations.

For more information, please visit www.abtech.edu.

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