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North Carolina’s economic success is underpinned by its skilled workers. The N.C. Community College System ensures development of a strong workforce. More than 500,000 students studied at the system’s 58 campuses during the 2021-2022 academic year. Many enrolled in classes and programs geared toward specific industries and companies, a strategy employed by the system for more than 50 years. Discover how that approach improves communities and lives through the following examples.