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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Need exists to support satellite campus in Stokes County

(The Stokes News) - The need is present for a satellite campus of Forsyth Technical Community College in Stokes County, according to a feasibility study presented to the county commissioners Monday afternoon.

The community college must prove to the state that a need exists that the school can meet before it will approve the expansion onto a stand-alone campus, which has been proposed on the campus of the former prison camp at the intersection of N.C. 8 and Dodgetown Road in the Meadows community of Danbury. To provide proof, Forsyth Tech conducted a feasibility study to highlight the number of potential students, potential programs for the satellite campus, that enrollment requirements can be supported and that it won’t negatively affected surrounding community colleges.

In the feasibility study, Ann Watts, Stokes County coordinator for Forsyth Tech, explained that the areas of Tobaccoville, King and Rural Hall, which will potentially be served by the Northwest Forsyth Center being built between Tobaccoville and King, were excluded from the potential service area of the Meadows campus to show that even with the highest concentration of Stokes’ population excluded a new campus is warranted.


Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

It must be election time.

As always, this is complete horse manure. If you exclude the Southwestern quadrant of Stokes County, the average age of the population is in the 40s. There is also a fairly high incidence of people who have not even completed high school. The people who do these studies deduce the need simply from the fact that there isn't a facility in the area. It's an argument that assumes its own predicate and begs the question of whether there is a need for a community college any time, anywhere.

Yeah, I know, but what about those poor middle-aged farmer's wives who need to learn how to use Excel?

Thursday, April 17, 2008 6:39:00 PM  

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