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Highway Trades Academy Coming to AVL…

NCDOT needs skilled workers, will offer free training


The NCDOT is offering a chance for people in underserved communities to attend highway construction trade academies. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)
The NCDOT is offering a chance for people in underserved communities to attend highway construction trade academies. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)
The NCDOT is offering a chance for people in underserved communities to attend highway construction trade academies. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)
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There is a little known advantage to the Interstate 26 construction in Buncombe and Henderson counties — free training.



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GO Partnering with Solarize Asheville-Buncombe

We are honored and excited to announce that GO has been selected as an official partner of Solarize Asheville-Buncombe County, an initiative to bring solar to low and middle-income residents and communities of color.
Solar installer is one of the fastest-growing jobs in the US, and these positions have grown 168% in the last 7 years.


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Green Opportunities Announces Interim Executive Director Hire

Green Opportunities (GO) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Interim Executive Director, Ben Williamson. Ben transitions to this role from the education sector, where he has served multiple schools over a 20-year career as a teacher and administrator. Ben holds a Master’s in School Administration from Western Carolina University (WCU) and is currently partnering with Buncombe County Schools and Asheville-Buncombe United Way on his doctorate research project, also through WCU, which is focused on reducing dropout rates.


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