August 29, 2018

Davie County Workforce Development Partnership – Teacher Externships Focus on Local Career Opportunities

You can’t teach what you don’t know. Six Davie County educators recently became the students as they toured area companies to gain a deeper understanding of the skills needed by employers that will help their students find meaningful careers and local industry to grow. During the six-day externship, the educators from Davie County High School and Davidson County Community College (DCCC) toured Ashley Furniture, CommScope, CPP Global, Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Flow Honda of Winston-Salem, Ingersoll Rand, Pro Refrigeration, Inc., and VF Jeanswear to learn about all facets of their business. They even received hands-on experience […]
November 8, 2017

Students Explore Career Options as Davie County Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2017

To celebrate Manufacturing Day 2017, several local businesses and Davie County manufacturers provided a unique opportunity for all eighth-grade students in Davie County. Davie County participated in National Manufacturing Day for the first time this year through the collaborative efforts of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Davie County Schools, Davie County Economic Development, DCCC and the Davie business community. On October 6th, students from Ellis and North Davie Middle Schools each toured two different locations including DEX Heavy Duty Parts, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Ingersoll Rand, Pro Refrigeration, DCCC – Davie Campus, WFBH-Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run and the […]
October 2, 2017

Davie High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) – Among the Best in North Carolina!

A four-year college degree is not the only pathway to a rewarding, high-paying career; just ask Janet Barnes and Darla Goldfuss. As facilitators of Davie High’s Career and Technical Education (CTE)  program, it is their job to open the eyes of students to all of their career options. Enrolling in CTE classes and courses of study is an excellent way to explore these other pathways. “We are programmed to think that the more post-secondary education a student gets is better and that a four-year degree will ensure future employment, but that isn’t always the case,” said Barnes. “There are technical […]
February 25, 2016

Davie High Automotive Skills Training Program Awarded $10,000 Grant from Ingersoll Rand

In order to do a job right, you must have the right tools for the job. Ingersoll Rand is helping to make that possible for students in Davie County High School’s automotive program. Ingersoll Rand, the Official Power Tools of NASCAR, has awarded Davie County High School with a $10,000 Real Tools for Schools grant for its automotive skills training program.  The $10,000 grant will help Davie County High School improve automotive classrooms and courses with updated equipment, supplies, instructor training and curricula. Congratulations! Fortune Names Ingersoll Rand “Among World’s Most Admired Companies” In addition to thanking Ingersoll Rand for […]
July 8, 2013

Davie Community Foundation 5k Popsicle Run Makes Reader’s Digest “Best in America” Cover Story

  The Davie Community Foundation’s Annual 5K “Popsicle” run is the inspiration for the cover of the July 2013 Reader’s Digest. Reason Number 28:  “We Tell Cold Weather to Take a Hike.  The Popsicle 5K in Davie County, North Carolina, an annual fundraiser for local youth projects, lives up to its chilly name.  The race is held in February, and festivities include an ice-pop eating contest called the Brain Freeze Challenge.” Empowering the Young People of Davie County All proceeds from the Popsicle Run support youth-led projects in Davie County! Organized under the Davie Community Foundation, the SURF (Students Understanding […]
September 18, 2012

Sugar Valley Airport hosts aerospace education event in Davie County

Sugar Valley Airport ~ Serving the Community Over twenty cadets and adult officers from Civil Air Patrol Squadrons in Winston-Salem, Statesville, Boone and South Charlotte camped out at Sugar Valley Airport Friday night, September 14th.  The purpose of the visit was to explore one of the pillars of CAP work: aerospace education.  As an auxiliary of the United States Air Force, the Civil Air Patrol is uniquely qualified to inspire our youth with aerospace education. Classes were conducted regarding the building and preparation of rockets, as well as rocket history, and some of the math and science behind it all. […]
April 4, 2012

21st Century Learning ~ Davie County Schools Robotics Competition

Davie County STEM Education in collaboration with Wake Forest Baptist Health ~ On Friday, April 27th, from 4-7 pm, teams from all 6 Davie County elementary schools and all 3 middle schools will converge at Davie County High School for an afternoon and evening of friendly but fierce competition! Each team has been issued 10 logistics challenges with a hospital theme developed in collaboration with North Carolina Baptist Health to celebrate the building of a new hospital in the county. Engaging Curriculum with Cutting Edge Science and Real World Relevance Teams will program LEGO NXT robots to do such things […]
January 5, 2012

You Are Invited! HondaJet Presentation at Sugar Valley Airport in Davie County

Mark Your Calendar ~ Saturday, January 14th! Sugar Valley Airport, located near the very center of Davie County will be hosting a presentation by HondaJet on Saturday, January 14th.  The event is free and open to the public. Nick Newby, manager of eastern US sales for the new HondaJet in Greensboro will make a presentation about the new HondaJet aircraft and its impact on the economy of the area. There will be coffee and snacks beginning at 9:00 AM with the HondaJet presentation from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. The HondaJet presentation will focus on the substantial impact on aviation […]
December 7, 2011

$7.5 Million Gift Assures Continued Academic Leadership and Workforce Preparedness for Davidson and Davie Counties

DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties, received a $7.5 million gift from the late Christine Harris of Lexington.   The donation is by far the largest gift to the college and is one of the largest gifts in North Carolina community college history, according to Jenny Varner, executive director of the DCCC Foundation. A Cause of Thanksgiving for Years to Come “We pause today to serve up a very sincere thank you to the late Christine Harris, whose extraordinary gift will be cause for thanksgiving for years to come among thousands of students across Davidson and Davie counties […]