Rakestraws donate to CWDApr 6, 2023
Rockingham Community College President Dr. Mark O. Kinlaw, at left, accepts a $437,000 check from Charles Rakestraw on behalf of the Rakestraw Family, in support of RCC’s new Center for Workforce Development. “Ten years ago, I-73 was the most important thing in the county. Now, it’s workforce development training,” Rakestraw said. “It helps recruit industry to the county, and to retain industry.” Donations provide scholarships for students enrolled in the Industrial Technologies programs that will be housed in the building, and for equipment and furnishings. The facility is under construction, with plans for classes to start there in summer 2024.