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


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.


Cleveland Community College Announces Early Fall Registration

(Shelby, NC) – Anyone thinking about or planning to attend Cleveland Community College for fall 2014 can get a head start on registering for classes at CCC’s early on-campus registration for new and returning students July 21 – 24, from 8:30 AM – 6 PM. Students can fill out an application for admission online at or come by Student Services located on the second floor of the Jack Hunt Campus Center. Admissions counselors and advisors will be available to help students during the registration process and anyone wishing to apply for Financial Aid should visit to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). CCC’s school code is: 008082. Current CCC students can also register online or view the most up-to-date schedule of fall classes at For more information about applying to CCC or registration, contact Student Services at 704-669-4103.