Sen. Harry Brown, R-Onslow, Sen. Tony Foriest, D-Alamance, and Rep. Van Braxton, D-Lenoir, are among the lawmakers appointed to the Joint Legislative Joining Our Business and Schools (JOBS) Study Commission, which is to look at ways the state can do a better job at creating programs to prepare students for the needs of the job market.
Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton of Rutherford County will chair the commission. State Board of Education Chairman Bill Harrison and former Chairman Howard Lee will also serve on the committee.
Sen. A.B. Swindell, D-Nash, and Reps. Rick Glazier, D-Cumberland, and Doug Yongue, D-Scotland, have also been selected to serve on the commission.
Public members include Robert J. Beichner, Swadesh B. Chatterjee, Mike Murphy, Sheri Strickland, Felicia Gray Watson, Laura Carpenter Bingham, Joseph D. Crocker, Grant Godwin, Caroline Watts McCullen and Susan R. Purser.