McCrory breaks ground for healthcare education facility at High Point University

HIGH POINT – Gov. Pat McCrory joined in the groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for High Point University’s School of Health Sciences and School of Pharmacy. The new facilities are intended to help meet the growing job market in healthcare. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts a nearly 40 percent increase in demand for medical professionals by 2022.

“Nothing compares to how North Carolina’s colleges and universities are preparing the next generation to compete globally for jobs,” Governor McCrory said. “Today’s groundbreaking represents an incredible commitment and investment in our state’s future by helping to meet the need for high demand jobs in a growing and important field both in North Carolina and around the world.”

The new 220,000 square foot facility will increase the school’s capacity, adding 700 more students to the pharmacy, physical therapy, and other health programs.  High Point University predicts that their facility will add 100 new jobs to the area.