CCC Awards Practical Nursing Pins

(Shelby, NC) – Seventeen students in the Practical Nursing program were awarded pins during a special ceremony held recently at Cleveland Community College.

Following the processional by Michael Sisk, the new nurses were welcomed by CCC Vice President of Instruction and Student Development Dr. Shannon Kennedy. The invocation was given by student Karen Page. Students Christa McGinnis and Ninfa Jarillo introduced nursing faculty and guest speaker Charlotte Pettis. Discipline Coordinator Sherry Hamrick and Practical Nursing Instructor Anne Wise conducted the presentation of pins and led the practical nursing pledge.

The Practical Nursing Diploma at CCC is a competitive program that prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults. For more information about this program visit, www.clevelandcc.edu.

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Front row L to R: Kelsey Jolley, Karen Page, Christa McGinnis, Misty Hull, Frewioni Clapp

2nd row L to R: Judith Ledford, Na’Shaunderese Fulwiley, Elizabeth Coffey, Tosha Scruggs

3rd row L to R: Mollie Pettis, Sameth Orridge, Katie Anthony, Chelsea Upton

Last row L to R: Miranda Bridges, Amanda Baker, Ninfa Jarillo

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Maintenance Staff at Cleveland Community College Completes Training

(Shelby, NC) – The maintenance staff at Cleveland Community College recently completed training through the Environmental Health and Safety Institute. The OSHA for General Industry 10 Hour training covered the major provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. As part of the training, the staff learned how to locate and interpret OSHA standards and how to identify critical safety and health issues with an OSHA-authorized curriculum and instructor.

Pictured L-r: Carlos George, Richard Sharpe, Harvey Whisnant, Chuck Arrowood-EHSI Instructor, Matt Gold, Mark Fox, and Andy Johnson

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Cleveland Community College gets students working in growing manufacturing industry

(Shelby, NC) – Fall registration at Cleveland Community College will be held on Monday, August 11, from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the Jack Hunt Campus Center. The College offers Associate in Arts, Science, and Fine Arts degrees as well as Associate in Applied Science degrees, diplomas, and certificates in over 100 programs. Students can choose from a wide variety of majors including business, computers, education, nursing, and machining.

All of the College’s popular programs will be offered during the fall semester including those that provide students with the necessary skills to enter the ever-growing manufacturing workforce. According to an Accenture 2014 Manufacturing Skills and Training Study, there is a skills shortage that is currently threatening the growth of US manufacturing with more than 75 percent of manufacturers reporting a moderate to severe shortage of skilled workers. CCC is a constant supplier of skilled workers to local manufacturing companies by training students in automation engineering, industrial systems, biotech maintenance, welding, and other technical fields.

According to the report, “Manufacturing has become more efficient through automation, which has resulted in the need for a smaller and more skilled workforce.” CCC’s Automation program prepares students for work in industries that utilize automation, electronics, and electromechanical devices in their manufacturing systems. Recently, CCC received a $209,876 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation that will be used to support the advanced welding and automation training using simulators and robots.

Students interested in any of these fields and becoming part of a skilled workforce should plan to register on August 11. Prior to registration, students can apply online by visiting financialaid.

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