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Horticulture Career College Graduates

Horticulture Career College Graduates photo

Rockingham Community College is charged with finding unique ways to serve the diverse needs of the citizens in county on a daily basis. In December, the college awarded Greenhouse/Nursery Assistant Certificates to 8 graduates of the new Horticulture Career College Program.

RCC’s Dean Laura Coffee and Vocational Rehabilitation Agency partners Debbie Ellis and Laquista Knox recognized a need to assist recent high school graduates who receive an occupational diploma. These students need to be productive but may not be ready for employment.

Students enrolled in the Horticulture Career College Program at RCC mastered the skills necessary to find employment as a greenhouse/nursery assistant. In addition, they received training in the soft skills needed for employment through RCC’s continuing education courses, Human Resource Development program and College and Career Readiness program.

Graduates were: Jason Barker, Kimberly Battaille, Delandon Bell, Carlton Broadnax, Isaiah Graves, Izellia Lynn, Juana Poteat, Shannon Walker.

February 01, 2017