2022 Durham County Bond Referendum

The $112.7 million referendum, if approved, would provide high-quality training hubs for major regional industries in healthcare and life sciences. With booming career opportunities in these sectors, ʿⱦapp is well-positioned to prepare local residents for great jobs and provide a diverse workforce pipeline to area companies.

  • The proposed bond projects address current and projected in-demand jobs in priority industries and would create high-quality training hubs to prepare Durham residents for great jobs that require community college-level training and provide area companies with a diverse workforce pipeline.

  • The proposed facilities were designed with industry input and based on the settings student will work in and the equipment they will use.

  • ʿⱦapp sits amidst major growth in the life sciences sector with 45 new companies and 7,000 new jobs announced in the last five years with 50% in Durham.

  • The College is the only community college in NC to serve two tertiary care level hospitals in UNC and Duke Health, as well as the Durham VA and long-term care facilities – and jobs in the field are projected for double digit growth in the years ahead.
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The Breakdown

Best in class training for Healthcare jobs
Pipelines to Life Science jobs
Better facilities for skills training


$74 Million

for an 86,000-square-foot building to expand and consolidate all Allied Health Programs into one building, including a pedestrian connector across East Lawson Street from the Educational Resources Center.


$35.2 Million

for a 35,280-square-foot building to house life sciences industry training and education.


$3.5 Million

to purchase parcels for the future expansion of the Durham Main Campus.

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