North Carolina nonprofit District C is working to connect schools and local businesses for hands-on learning as districts nationwide strengthen similar efforts. Among the most frequently cited complaints from employers, today is that the rising workforce is lacking soft skills, like problem-solving and teamwork.
Recognizing this need, former teachers Anne Jones and Dan Gonzalez launched the nonprofit District C in North Carolina. The organization trains teachers to coach students on how to work together to solve real business problems, help schools launch a course called “C Squad” and identifies business partners interested in participating.
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