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Belk Center Executive Director Audrey Jaeger Joins Delegation to United Kingdom Focused on Clean Energy and Workforce Development

A twenty person delegation comprised of senior and diverse North Carolina government officials, university and community college leaders, and economic developers will visit the United Kingdom from 19 – 23 June on a clean energy and workforce development focused mission.  

The delegation will visit Liverpool, Manchester, and North Wales to learn more about how industries of the future such as electric vehicles, offshore wind, aerospace and more can contribute to economic development and increased trade and investment. Sample engagements include a tour of Jaguar Land Rover’s electric vehicle factory outside of Liverpool and a fireside chat on the intersection of marine energy and workforce development with policymakers and business leaders in Wrexham (Wales).

The delegation will also participate in the second North Carolina-United Kingdom Memorandum of Understanding working group meeting in Manchester on 23 June. This is the second working group meeting and follows on from the first meeting that took place in Raleigh in January. Co-hosted by the UK Department for Business and Trade and British American Business Council Carolinas, the June working group meeting will take place at Etihad Stadium in Manchester and will be co-chaired by UK Minister for Exports Lord Offord and North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Machelle Baker Sanders. Attendees will also include representatives from several leading UK businesses that have an interest in deepening trade and investment ties with the state that was recently ranked as #1 in the US in which to do business. Event sponsors include Womble Bond Dickinson, TNEI, and Zenobe.

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About the Belk Center

Creating tools, convening leaders, and catalyzing change: the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research works with educators, researchers, and policymakers to further more equitable community college outcomes in North Carolina and across the nation. We equip community college leaders with actionable insights and create opportunities for collaboration as we tackle the most pressing issues facing students and campuses to build stronger, more resilient communities. The Belk Center is housed in the College of Education at North Carolina State University, a land-grant university that shares our commitment to community colleges and the critical role these institutions play in creating and expanding opportunities for all North Carolinians.