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Congresswoman Adams Goes Undercover at Central Piedmont Community College

Feb 18, 2015
Press Release

Charlotte, North Carolina – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) kicked off Undercover Congresswoman, a series of tours highlighting companies that provide career opportunities for local community college graduates.  The Congresswoman went undercover as a student at Central Piedmont Community College, one of the largest community colleges in the 12th District.

After teaching as a professor for 40 years, I am delighted to be in the classroom again. This time, instead of teaching, I went undercover as a student,” said Representative Adams.

“I believe that investing in education is key to reducing the District’s 13.9 % unemployment rate. We can have one of strongest and most productive workforces in the country; it is just a matter of ensuring that our people have access to affordable training and workforce development programs. I kicked off this series at Central Piedmont Community College because their programs are connecting students with meaningful employment in the 12th District,” concluded Adams.

Following today’s kick-off, the Congresswoman will tour local businesses that provide career opportunities for local community college graduates. Last week, the Congresswoman introduced her first bill, which awards competitive federal grants for community colleges offering STEM curricula. Congresswoman Adams is a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee.