Strategy for Success
Project RENEW is a unique, workforce development program operated by Burke Development, Inc. and made possible through grant funds. The 96-hour course is designed to re-tool, re-educate and re-invent the local workforce. It was created to respond to the needs of local companies. The program has outstanding metrics with nearly 90% of all graduates finding full time employment.
Anne Bacon, of the NC Rural Center, said of the program, “"With RENEW, BDI is setting a high bar. The results speak for themselves. The project is putting many talented, unemployed and underemployed people back to work while filling the skill gaps of local employers.” And Senator Warren Daniel also praised the unique approach noting that, “RENEW has the potential to become a model for job training programs across our state.”