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NCC Programs Prepare Students for Industrial Careers


Nash Community College is preparing local residents for careers at the new CCX intermodal rail terminal through its existing Global Logistics and Distribution Management (now Supply Chain Management) Technology and Industrial Systems degree and certificate​ programs. The college’s long-standing industrial programs are well-known for producing work force ready talent in high demand by area recruiters.
NCC’s two-year degree and certificate program in Global Logistics and Distribution Management Technology equip students with the skills necessary for careers with logistics companies such as CSX as they learn about distribution, transportation, and manufacturing. Students master concepts in supply chain, transportation management, importing and exporting of goods, purchasing, computer applications, accounting and international business.In the last year, the new Continuing Education and Public Services Building has spurred additional growth of the NCC Global Logistics Technology program – a curriculum unique to this area given the location to move goods along the East coast via the I-95/Highway 64 corridor. The Corporate Training Wing is home for training in transportation, logistics and high-tech manufacturing sectors.Additionally, NCC’s Industrial Systems Technology degree, diploma and specialized certificate programs help students prepare or upgrade their marketable skill set to safely service, maintain, repair, or install equipment in an industrial setting. Industrial Systems students at NCC graduate ready to apply theoretical and hands-on skills as they inspect, test, troubleshoot, and diagnose issues in real-world industrial systems.NCC students are continually recognized for their preparedness for industrial systems technology careers. The NCC manufacturing and industrial technology programs including electronics, robotics, machining, and welding, are preparing students as we speak to help ensure that CSX has the work force they need to construct and maintain their new facility.

Students in these programs are known for high achievement throughout the state and among national talent. In fact, NCC industrial and manufacturing technologies students recently competed at the state and national SkillsUSA Conferences which showcase career and technical education students. More than 16,000 people, including students, faculty and industry leaders, participated in the week-long national event. NCC Computer-Integrated Machining program student Bennett Satterwhite ranked seventh place in the United States for the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Milling category following achieving first place in North Carolina in the same category.

NCC Welding student Mitchell Harrell also placed at the SkillsUSA national competition after winning first rank overall in the North Carolina SkillsUSA Welding competition. NCC was awarded first place for Welding at the North Carolina competition.

It is important to note that forty percent of North Carolina wage earners have received education or training at a North Carolina community college during the last 10 years according to the North Carolina Community College System. Nash Community College prepares students for industrial careers and helps local citizens to achieve a living wage. With the recent announcement of Rocky Mount as the new location for the CCX intermodal rail terminal, substantial economic growth is possible through industry and tailored training and the college stands ready with existing programs to prepare employees.

Education is fundamental to the potential for future success of the Twin Counties. And NCC’s ability to adequately serve complex occupational sectors, and provide the best workforce development resources is dependent on growth, innovation, and responding to local needs. Nash Community College offers training to companies that results in new job creation and significant investments in technology. The college takes on economic development opportunities that critically impact local industry productivity.

For nearly fifty years, Nash Community College and the entire North Carolina Community College System have tailored low-cost, company-specific training to eligible companies throughout the state. The North Carolina Community College System was one of the first in the nation to offer an economic development component to communities local to its colleges. A study conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International found the accumulated contribution of former students equaled $19.6 billion in added state income, according to the study, which is equivalent to creating more than 322,000 new jobs.

For more information about these programs or NCC, call 252-451-8235.