Thursday, September 29, 2016

WNC 2016 Tech Survey Findings, x3 Tech Job Growth

Not only are technology jobs are growing in Western North Carolina, but individuals are relocating to the area for the wonderful mountain lifestyles?

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Montreat College and Mission Health partner to train cybersecurity professionals

Cybersecurity training in the WNC!  Nice!


https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/montreat-college-mission-health-partner-train-nathan-ramsey?trk=mp-reader-card

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Buncombe County Avadim Technologies Inc To Expand and Create 551 Jobs

Avadim Technologies planned growth:

  • Adding 551 jobs (including information technology) 
  • 20M investment to Buncombe County.



http://wlos.com/news/local/avadim-technologist-bringing-511-jobs-20-million-investment-to-buncombe-county

http://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20160921/buncombe-county-business-to-expand-create-550-jobs

As previously presented at 1 Million Cups Asheville, Theraworx Technology, a brand under parent company Avadim Technologies is expanding in Western North Carolina.
"Avadim’s new corporate headquarters will include office space, research and development, manufacturing and distribution. The expansion will enable increased production and sales of the company’s innovative topical therapy products, including Theraworx and [pH]UEL 5.0."
Learn more about Avadim Technologies, Inc - product line - Theraworx


http://avadimtechnologies.com/

Thursday, September 15, 2016

City of Asheville Rolls-out Restaurant Startup Guide for Entrepreneurs

Very cool!

They've also used a Google Form' in this process map.


https://mountainx.com/blogwire/city-of-asheville-rolls-out-restaurant-startup-guide-for-entrepreneurs/

White House Summit on Computer Science for All

Agreed, computer science should be in every school and supportive teachers are needed to use the computer to the fullest; including critical problem solving.
"The White House Summit on Computer Science for All will celebrate progress and announce new commitments towards President Obama's bold initiative to empower a generation of American students with the computer science skills they need to thrive in a digital economy. 
CS for All builds on efforts already being led by parents, teachers, school districts, states, and private sector leaders from across the country."

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https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/01/30/computer-science-all

Spencer Black Featured in National Geographic September Issue - Blue Ghost Fireflies

Very cool Spencer!  Photography technology is effectively applied here.

"A-B Tech’s very own videographer and photographer extraordinaire Spencer Black has a photo featured in the September issue of National Geographic!  This is his time-lapse photo of Blue Ghost Fireflies, which are heavily concentrated in DuPont State Forest. Congratulations, Spencer!"

-Kerri Glover, A-B Tech Executive Director Community Relations & Marketing