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Piedmont Community College is Celebrating 50 Years! The past, present, and future of higher education

Happy 50th Anniversary, PCC! Established on July 1, 1970, Person Technical Institute offered the first opportunity for higher education in our community. Today, now Piedmont Community College, the institution continues to cultivate a well-trained workforce for local industry while also partnering with K - 12 educational institutions to establish trustworthy programs that offer high-quality learning opportunities at a lower cost. Watch for weekly videos from community leaders, students, alumni, employees, and retirees as we celebrate PCC throughout the 20-21 Academic Year!
Elizabeth Townsend published Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Guaranteed interviews at five companies for students who successfully complete Certified Production Technician at PCC

PCC's Certified Production Technician next training session will be July 8 – August 25. Successful students have the opportunity to interview with GKN, P&A Industrial Fabrications, Polywood, WestRock, and Spuntech Industries upon successful completion of the program! Call (336) 599-0032 to save your seat.
Elizabeth Townsend published Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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PCC partners with Pole Star Experimental Learning to offer virtual work-based learning

Throughout the virtual internship, students are matched with real employers and are given industry specific work assignments. The Pole Star development leader coach works with the students every week to ensure they are completing their tasks and developing soft skills. To learn more, contact Kimberly Bowen, PCC’s Coordinator of Work-Based Learning, at (336) 322-2245 or Kimberly.Bowen@piedmontcc.edu.
Elizabeth Townsend published Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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Wells Fargo funds $15,000 grant to support small business through PCC’s innovative new BOOST program

With support from Wells Fargo, PCC's Small Business Center SBC will empower small business owners through the new BOOST, Building Opportunities on Saving and Training, grant program. This program is designed to assist with developing business skills and improving equity investment for each qualified participant. To see if your business qualifies, contact Scott at (336) 322-2484 or scott.keen@piedmontcc.edu or visit www.piedmontcc.edu/sbc.
Elizabeth Townsend published Monday, June 8, 2020

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BioWork Process Technician Certification prep training at PCC as evening course

This 6-week BioWork course, June 22 – August 5, will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on the Person County Campus. Participants have the opportunity to sit for the state certification exam for process technicians. Course is less than $200 and can help you qualify for a high pay job! Call (336) 599-0032 to register!
Elizabeth Townsend published Thursday, June 4, 2020

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PCC collaborates with Google to offer IT Support Professional Certificate as online program

Train for one of the fastest-growing fields in the United States with PCC beginning June 16! The Google IT Support Professional Certificate is a program from Grow with Google and offers completion badges after the completion of each module that can displayed on LinkedIn profiles or other portfolios, helping you gain recognition from national and international companies. Contact Velma at (336) 322-2133 or Velma.Drumwright@piedmontcc.edu to register.
Elizabeth Townsend published Monday, June 1, 2020

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PCC is offering two new free options: “take out” and online, to help students prepare for the GED® and HiSET® tests

Get started on free classes to earn your High School Equivalency diploma at PCC with a free orientation appointment by calling (336) 322-2155 in Person County or (336) 694-8057 in Caswell County or completing the Adult Basic Skills registration application found at www.piedmontcc.edu/abs under “Contact”.
Elizabeth Townsend published Monday, June 1, 2020

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Drive-through graduation turns into a celebration

Despite a misty rain, the mood was definitely celebratory Thursday afternoon at Piedmont Community College. About 40 graduates participated in PCC's drive through graduate celebration and they were greeted by trustees, faculty, and staff with flashing lights, honking horns, as a way to say, "Congratulations." Read about the event here from The Courier-Times.
Elizabeth Townsend published Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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College closed on Fridays for Summer; Summer classes begin May 27 and Fall registration in ongoing

The College will have team members available to assist visitors from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday – Thursday. Offices will be closed on Friday, unless otherwise closed for holidays as noted on the calendar at www.piedmontcc.edu/calendar. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitors are encouraged to make an appointment before visiting campus. To do so, call: (336) 599-1181 for the Person County Campus and (336) 694-5707 for the Caswell County Campus.
Elizabeth Townsend published Friday, May 22, 2020

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Selena Thornton named 2020 Alumnus of the Year by PCC’s Alumni Partnership

An emotional Thornton accepted the 2020 PCC Alumnus of the Year award, saying, “PCC has been so instrumental in my life … I came into the PCC, enrolled in school, and my life changed... At PCC I found people that believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. That grew into a community of people that I’ve grown to love in Caswell County.”
Elizabeth Townsend published Thursday, May 21, 2020

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