An advanced manufacturing lab is being built on the campus of Davie County High School. The lab, opening in the fall of 2013 will contain three CNC Vertical Mills (3-axis, 4-axis and 5-axis), three CNC Turning Centers, four manual knee mills, four manual engine lathes and two surface grinders. In addition, the welding program at the Davie Campus of DCCC is being expanded.
Real World Training for High Paying Jobs
The expansion of the welding program and the implementation of the advanced manufacturing lab make it possible for Davie County high School students to earn 2 college certificates while still attending high school. These certificates are endorsed by National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Skills Certification program in Computer Integrated Machining.
Graduates of Computer Integrated Machining Programs are prepared for filling positions in the workplace that include machinists, machine operator, CNC tool operator, tool and die maker, and lathe and turning machine tool setters.
Collaborative Partnerships Driving Advanced Manufacturing
Strong workforce development programs are critical to manufacturers investing in local communities to create jobs. DCCC, the College of Davidson and Davie Counties is a member of the North Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Alliance. The alliance brings industry leadership and educators together to build workforce skills needed by specific industry and manufacturing partners.
Golden Leaf Foundation Grants for Workforce Preparedness
These investments in equipment and skills training are made possible in part through an $875,000 grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation. Funding for Golden Leaf Foundation grants come from the Master Settlement Agreement with cigarette manufacturers to help boost the economy in areas where the economy was heavily dependent on tobacco. A nonprofit organization devoted to the economic well being of North Carolinians, Golden LEAF endeavors to strengthen the state’s economy while insulating tax payers from additional expenses.
Career and College Promise
Through the Career and College Promise program, Davie County Schools are providing a pathway for high school students to begin their college work during high school. Not only does this make two-year community college or four-year college/university degrees more affordable for students and their families, but the experience of beginning college-level work during high school offers students extra support for success and eases the transition between high school and college admission.
DCCC continues to provide Davie County students with real world training for high paying jobs in high growth economic sectors.
Davie County Economic Development Commission
Davie County Schools
DCCC – The Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties
North Carolina Career and College Promise
The Golden Leaf Foundation
North Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Alliance
National Association of Manufacturers