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PCS Presents CFCC President with Proclamation for Outstanding Partnership

Pender County Schools

BURGAW, NC – Pender County Schools (PCS) is proud to announce the recognition of Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) President Jim Morton for his exceptional commitment to the partnership between PCS and CFCC. During the September 12, 2023 Pender County Schools Board of Education meeting, a proclamation was read and presented by Board Chair Ken Smith, celebrating the invaluable collaboration between the two institutions.

“Cape Fear Community College is proud of our partnership with Pender County Schools,” said Jim Morton, CFCC President. “Our collaboration allows CFCC to reach middle and high school students to provide them with a clear pathway to further their education or get the training to begin a fulfilling career. We recognize the transition from secondary to post-secondary education can be a pivotal moment in a student’s life, and our partnership ensures that this transition is seamless and supportive.”

The partnership between PCS and CFCC has played a pivotal role in shaping educational excellence within Pender County. Together, they have nurtured talent, bridged educational gaps, and illuminated the path to a brighter future for countless students.

The proclamation highlights CFCC’s “Pathway to Careers” program, which provides essential support to Pender County high school seniors as they embark on their post-secondary journeys. Additionally, CFCC’s expansion of electrical apprenticeship courses to local high schools addresses crucial workforce needs, empowering students with essential skills for future success.

“This collaboration with Cape Fear Community College has been instrumental in our mission to provide exceptional educational opportunities for our students,” said Dr. Brad Breedlove, Superintendent of Pender County Schools. “We are deeply grateful to President Morton and CFCC for their unwavering dedication to our community’s educational growth and development.”

The presentation of the proclamation during the board meeting signifies the profound impact of this collaboration and celebrates CFCC’s commitment to empowering students, enhancing educational opportunities, and advancing Pender County’s educational landscape.

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