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Community Partnerships

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The vision and mission of WCU at Biltmore Park centers around meeting the educational needs of the region. With that in mind, Western Carolina University seeks every opportunity to partner with business and industry, workforce and economic development organizations, and small businesses to support each of these sectors with educational programming. We see these partnerships as a win for the region and a win for our students, who earn in-demand skills that employers value.

Business and Industry Partnerships

Businesses in Bumcombe, Haywood, and Henderson counties are invited to partner with WCU at Biltmore Park in a wide variety of ways. We invite you to consider the ways WCU can support your goals.

WCU at Biltmore Park is home to multiple professional degree and certificate programs, including business administration, accounting, engineering, project management, public affairs, and more. Students and faculty in each of these programs regularly partner with business and industry in developing business and project plans, research projects, products, and more. These partnerships can be structured as a class project or WCU faculty can provide professional services through WCU's Corporation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI).

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In addition, WCU partners with companies of all sizes on internship programs that provide businessses with additional workforce while providing students with valuable work experience. 

WCU at Biltmore Park regularly offers training and development opportunities for professionals in the greater Asheville/Hendersonville area. In addition, WCU seeks to parter with companies and industry associations across Western North Carolina to develop and administer employee training programs in areas that align with our faculty expertise.

Faculty at Biltmore Park include internationally-experienced experts in accounting, business planning and analysis, engineering and product development, project management, sales and marketing, and more. Our faculty have extensive experience in their individual fields as well as years of instructional experience and many have direct experience with corporate and industry training.

WCU is open to all partnerships that meet the educational needs of the region, including partnering with area workforce and economic development groups as well as industry and business associations to design new courses and even degree programs to meet regional needs. Over the past several years, WCU has expanded programs at Biltmore Park to meet workforce demands in the region, including launching a B.S. in Engineering and expanding nursing programs.

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