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PCC hosts Criminal Justice Town Hall Forum

Roxboro Chief of Police David Hess and Person County Sheriff Dewey Jones participated in a Town Hall Criminal Justice Forum hosted by Piedmont Community College Tuesday night. The forum was a collaboration between PCC and Averett University in Danville, Va. and featured Averett’s Criminal Justice Program Director Dr. James Hodgson alongside Hess and Jones. Click here to read the full story by George Willoughby, writer for The Roxboro Courier Times.
Elizabeth Townsend published Monday, October 21, 2019

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PCC Welding students benefit from Duke Energy Foundation grant

Students in Piedmont Community College’s Welding program are now training on a state-of-the-art equipment that uses virtual reality technology. Through a Duke Energy Foundation grant, PCC was able to purchase two simulators. One will be housed on the Person County Campus and the other will assist students in the Caswell Correctional Center.
Elizabeth Townsend published Thursday, October 17, 2019

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Online classes available for medical transcription, coder, and health record specialist through PCC and Career Step

In addition to being affordable, under $200 per program, the classes can be completed in only 21 weeks, getting the student career ready in less than six months! The next session begins on Thursday October 24. Register online at visit www.piedmontcc.edu/careerstep or contact Velma Drumwright for more information at (336) 322-2156 or by email at careerstep@piedmontcc.edu.
Elizabeth Townsend published Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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PCC, Caswell County partnering for new ag program

County representatives learned that the community desired an agricultural center, along with a matching program offered at PCC. PCC implemented the Agribusiness Technology program and talks of Center for Education and Agricultural Development (CEAD), a joint effort between the county and PCC, began. Learn more in Davin Wilson's (editor of The Caswell Messenger) article.
Elizabeth Townsend published Friday, September 27, 2019

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Logistics and Forklift training available at PCC

Piedmont Community College (PCC) will offer the Logistics and Forklift training on October 14 – December 19. This class will meet 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. on Mondays - Thursdays at PCC’s Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center, located at 105 North Main Street in Roxboro. This vital training leads to a national credential through the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), which local employers look for in future employees. Call (336) 322-2480 to learn more or to register.
Elizabeth Townsend published Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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PECIL celebrates its permanent home

On Thursday, the school system and the business community turned out to celebrate the opening of the new facility, which was put to use at the beginning of the school year. PECIL principal Shirlrona Johnson is probably happier than anyone to have a permanent home for her school. “We are really happy to be in our own space,” Johnson said. “We do a lot of collaborative learning. We want classes to be student-centered. Movement is required. This allows for a lot more of that collaborative learning.” Article by Johnny Whitfield, Editor and Writer for The Roxboro Courier-Times. See more photos at www.facebook.com/piedmontcc.
Elizabeth Townsend published Monday, September 23, 2019

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Free Adult Basic Skills classes at PCC prepare students for high school equivalency test or to enter workforce

FREE CLASSES: PCC's Adult Basic Skills (ABS) program will offer orientation and placement test sessions for any new students between September 23 – October 17.Interested individuals are required to pre-register and attend one of the two-day sessions prior to starting the free Adult Basic Skills coursework. These free classes begin in early October. To learn more about this program, call (336) 322-2155 (Person County) or (336) 694-8057 (Caswell County) or visit www.piedmontcc.edu/abs.
Elizabeth Townsend published Sunday, September 22, 2019

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PCC awarded Cannon Foundation grant to support healthcare equipment needs

Students in Piedmont Community College’s (PCC) healthcare programs will benefit from a Cannon Foundation grant, recently received by the College in the amount of $109,000. The funds will purchase healthcare equipment for the following curriculum and continuing education programs: Nurse Aide, Associate Degree Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Phlebotomy, Cardiovascular Technician, and Fire and Rescue Training.
Elizabeth Townsend published Friday, September 20, 2019

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PCC Named Global Distinction School by UNC World View

Piedmont Community College was recently recognized as a Global Distinction School by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s (UNC) World View program. Global Distinction campuses commit to develop and offer globally intensive courses and activities through which students can earn a global distinction credential.
Elizabeth Townsend published Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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Golden LEAF Foundation, Person County allocate $200,000 to support workforce pipeline

In response to Person County’s workforce development needs and goals, Piedmont Community College (PCC), Person County Schools (PCS), and the Person County Economic Development Commission (EDC) have partnered to create a 6-14 Workforce Pipeline Plan. This plan will create a pipeline of skilled workers for existing and prospective industries, beginning in 6th grade and following students through high school and post-secondary education.
Elizabeth Townsend published Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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