BCCC to highlight manufacturing programs during Advanced Manufacturing Awareness Week | Beaufort County Now | The latest in equipment and training for careers in advanced manufacturing will be on display at Beaufort County Community College as part of a week-long schedule of activities Monday, April 7, through Friday, April 11 during N.C. Advanced Manufacturing Awareness Week. | Beaufort County Community College, Beaufort County, Advanced Manufacturing Awareness Week, 3-Dimensional Printer, Advanced Manufacturing Alliance

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BCCC to highlight manufacturing programs during Advanced Manufacturing Awareness Week

Press Release:

    The latest in equipment and training for careers in advanced manufacturing will be on display at Beaufort County Community College as part of a week-long schedule of activities Monday, April 7, through Friday, April 11 during N.C. Advanced Manufacturing Awareness Week.

    The week will feature tours of BCCC manufacturing programs by middle and high school students, a Career Fair, an Open House and a day when prospective college students can attend a dozen classes for free.

    The week will give participants the chance to learn about programs offering technical certificates, diplomas, and degrees, as well as educational pathways linking high schools, community colleges, and universities with the world of work, according to BCCC President Barbara Tansey.

    "BCCC is collaborating with local manufacturers across the region to present this week-long series of events," Tansey said. "I hope that prospective students and others interested in the new world of manufacturing will take the opportunity to learn how BCCC can prepare them for some of the emerging careers in manufacturing."

    The schedule of events at BCCC for Advanced Manufacturing Awareness Week is as follows:

   •  Monday, April 7 - Student tours of BCCC Industrial Technology programs.

           - Advanced Manufacturing Week Kick-off Dinner.

   •  Tuesday, April 8 - Career Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Multi-purpose Room, Building 10.

           - Student tours of BCCC Industrial Technology programs.

           - Advanced Manufacturing Open House, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

           - BCCC-sponsored tour of PAS, USA, Inc., 6:30 p.m. Participants should arrive at BCCC campus by 6 p.m.

   •  Wednesday, April 9 - Student tours of BCCC Industrial Technology programs.

   •  Thursday, April 10 - Free Day at BCCC, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

   •  Friday, April 11 - BCCC student tour of iDdX.

    Programs at BCCC have been updated to prepare students for these emerging careers thanks to a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. The grant was awarded to 10 community colleges that formed the North Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Alliance.

    As a member of that alliance, BCCC was awarded $2.2 million over a three-year period that includes funding for equipment to upgrade its electrical, machining and welding programs, among others, to meet industry needs.

    For more information about Advanced Manufacturing Alliance, at BCCC or to register to attend one of the events, interested persons should visit the BCCC website at www.beaufortccc.edu and click on the N.C. Advanced Manufacturing Awareness Week icon. Interested persons may also contact one of the following: Darwin Richards, project coordinator for the N.C.

    Advanced Manufacturing Alliance, at (252) 940-6239 or darwinr@beaufortccc.edu, or Juanita Gardner, N.C. Advanced Manufacturing Alliance recruiter, at (252) 940-6490 or juanitag@beaufortccc.edu.
Beaufort County Community College Instructor Matthew Lincoln, left, reviews the workings of a 3-Dimensional Printer with BCCC student David Talley. The printer will be on display during various Advanced Manufacturing Awareness Week events at BCCC April 7 through April 11.



    Beaufort County Community College is a public comprehensive community college committed to accessible and affordable quality education, effective teaching, relevant training, and lifelong learning opportunities for the people served by the College.


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