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Nash Community College Receives SkillsUSA Lowe’s Grant


Nash Community College has been selected as a recipient of the SkillsUSA Lowe’s Grant. The NCC SkillsUSA Chapter received $14,200.

The grant will provide resources to upgrade tools or equipment and purchase materials or supplies for students.

“This grant allows us to continue to improve upon our processes and provide effective supplies for students to be successful in their learning,” said Wanda Tyson, department chair of applied engineering technologies at NCC. “SkillsUSA is committed to supporting the future of skilled trade.

The grant stems from a partnership by SkillsUSA and Lowe’s Home Improvement to support emerging SkillsUSA programs in career and technical education classrooms nationwide.

In April, NCC was named one of the nation’s Models of Excellence for 2023, the highest and most competitive recognition for excellence in competitions and curriculum for SkillsUSA. NCC is one of only 24 schools across the country (and the only in North Carolina) to receive the recognition.

“We don’t have sports teams at NCC, but we do have SkillsUSA teams, and we are very proud of them,” said Dr. Lew K. Hunnicutt, president at NCC. “Every additional resource like the Lowe’s Grant allows us to improve upon the great things our chapter students do and encourage us to continue to reach new heights.”

The Models of Excellence program promotes the intentional learning of personal, workplace and technical skills outlined in the SkillsUSA Framework for student development. Specific characteristics defined within each skill area help ensure tangible benchmarks for student achievement and chapter programming.