DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties is one of the first community colleges in North Carolina to benefit from workforce development and training grants announced by the US Department of Labor and the US Department of Education.
Preparing a Highly Skilled Workforce for Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare and Bio-Tech Jobs
The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program (TAACCCT) will expand DCCC’s capacity to provide workers with the skills and credentials they need in today’s advanced manufacturing economy. This multi-year federally-funded grant will help DCCC place more people in high-quality jobs in fields ranging from advanced manufacturing to healthcare to biotechnology.
Students Will Gain Real World Experience in Their Chosen Career Fields
According to DCCC President Dr. Mary Rittling, the grant will allow the College to identify ways to improve advanced manufacturing offerings and provide support staff for students in the programs. Business partnerships will be created so that students can gain experience in their chosen career fields.
“This grant will give us the opportunity to increase and provide the latest advanced technology in the field,” Dr. Rittling said.
Student, Worker and Employer Centered Training
Besides accelerating job training, the college will improve graduation rates, build new programs that meet industry needs and bolster online learning. The training programs will be student-, worker- and employer-centered, rather than centered with an institution.