13Jul

Taste of Industry

Taste of Industry photo

RCC has received a grant totaling $3,880 from the North Carolina Community College System. Funds were used to plan and host “Taste of Industry,” a special event designed to promote the value of technical education and introduce community leaders to related high-demand careers with high-wage earning potential.

Career and Technical educators, school counselors and career development coordinators from Rockingham County Schools along with RCC Faculty and representatives from Goodwill Industries, Workforce Development Board Resource Center, Rockingham County Board of Education, and Rockingham County Board of Commissioners attended a day-long event held on the RCC campus. Visitors on campus toured the Industrial Technologies labs and were exposed to programs of study that focus on advanced manufacturing and applied technology training. Faculty in the areas of Computer Integrated Machining, Electronics Engineering, Megatronics-Electrical, and Welding were on hand to demonstrate and discuss the value of technical education and how we can work together to expose more high school students in our rural county to career options.

July 13, 2016