First lady Jill Biden visited Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) in Greensboro Monday afternoon. She spoke with local education leaders and students about early access to career pathways.

The visit comes about a month after the Biden administration announced a proposal called Classroom to Career, which would give every student in the country a chance to take community college courses while in high school. 

During her visit to GTCC, Biden said that this would expose students to job training earlier, give them a head start on their degree, and make college more affordable — things she says are already happening right here. 

“North Carolina has been a leader in providing those opportunities, and is exemplary in transforming high school into a place that prepares students for jobs," Biden said. 

Biden heard from a few Triad students about their experiences with dual enrollment programs during a roundtable discussion. She was also joined by Gov. Roy Cooper and Guilford County Schools Superintendent Whitney Oakley. 

Amy Diaz covers education for WFDD in partnership with Report For America. You can follow her on Twitter at @amydiaze.

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