North Carolina Competitiveness: The Workforce Development Challenge (2014-2015)

What are the implications for education and economic competitiveness in North Carolina?

Using a global value chain approach, this team developed a comprehensive website on North Carolina’s emerging workforce challenge, using information drawn from secondary sources and direct contact with companies located in the state’s most significant industries, and drew implications for education and economic competitiveness in the state.

This year, students researched North Carolina’s position in the defense and aerospace sectors.

Timing

2014-2015

Team Outcomes

North Carolina Competitiveness: The Workforce Development Challenge (poster by Safiya Driskell, Rachel Gress, Hannah McCracken, Michelle Menchaca, Catalina Villegas, Shelley Wu)

North Carolina Aerospace (website)

The Aerospace Industry in North Carolina (presentation by Safiya Driskell, Rachel Gress, Melissa Frio, Michelle Menchaca, Hannah McCracken, Catalina Villegas, Shelley Wu)

Data Sector of the NC Defense Industry (presentation by Shelley Wu)

The Defense Industry: Services (presentation by Catalina Villegas)

Hardware and the Defense Industry Value Chain (presentation by Michelle Menchaca)

Reflections

Hannah McCracken, Public Policy '16

Shelley Wu, Computer Science and Public Policy '17

This Team in the News

Shelley Wu: How North Carolina Adapted to a Global Economy

Panel to Discuss State of NC Economy

DC Briefing: North Carolina in the Global Economy

See related teams, North Carolina in the Global Economy: The Workforce Development Challenge (2013-2014) and North Carolina Competitiveness: The Workforce Development Challenge (2015-2016).

Faculty/Staff Team Members

Lukas Brun, Center on Globalization, Governance, & Competitiveness*
Gary Gereffi, Trinity - Sociology*

Undergraduate Team Members

Safiya Driskell, Int Comparative Studies (AB)
Rachel Gress, Public Policy Studies (AB)
Hannah McCracken, Public Policy Studies (AB)
Michelle Menchaca, Public Policy Studies (AB)
Catalina Villegas
Shelley Wu, Computer Science (BS), Public Policy Studies (AB2)

* denotes team leader

Status

Completed, Archived