Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant recently named a classroom in Nash Community College’s new Advanced Manufacturing building. The instructional space, featuring Cummins’ branding, is utilized by students preparing for various types of work in the advanced manufacturing industry including those enrolled in Blue Print Reading, Machining and Industrial Safety courses.
For over 50 years, Nash Community College has built a reputation as a local training provider for advanced roles in manufacturing. College leaders work with area industry to respond to its unique training needs. The state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing facility is home to Electrical Systems Technology, Computer-Integrated Machining, and Electronics Engineering Technology programs, including robotics and a simulated manufacturing laboratory.
“Cummins has been a longtime partner with NCC as the College responds strategically to the complex needs of their industrial sector,” Wendy Marlowe, NCC Vice President of Corporate and Economic Development and Chief Economic Development Officer said. “I believe our strong relationship has built trust among their leaders and recruiters as they seek to improve the skills of current employees, and as they seek new talent as well.”
Cummins also supports prospective employees during their studies at Nash Community College through a work study scholarship program.
Pictured above, front row (left to right): NCC students and graduates employed by Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant: Josh West, David Dickens, Donovan Dickens, Jason Davenport, Adam Marlowe, Theresa Bohren, Bryan Angel and Ernest Jelks.
Back row: Michael Bolton, Cummins; George Shook, NCC Machining Professor; Spencer Davis, NCC Industrial and Manufacturing Technologies Instructor; Cummins employees: Cody Smith, Zachary Ward; Dina Pitt, NCC Foundation President and Mathematics Department Chair, Professor; Dr. Bill Carver, NCC President; Ralph Emerson, Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant Director, Manufacturing Functional Excellence; John Judd, Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant – Plant Manager; Wendy Marlowe, NCC VP of Corporate and Economic Development/Chief Economic Development Officer; Gary Blackburn, NCC Industrial and Manufacturing Technologies Department Chair; and Cal Sagadraca, Cummins; and Michael Joyner, Cummins and Alex Barnhill, NCC Machining Instructor.
Not pictured: Christian Joyner, Jacob Sandy, Joshua Hendricks, Trevor Bartlett and Outman Naitbella.