DCCC Davie Campus to Provide Industrial Technology Skills Training

Replacing Drive on Lathe

Dec. 8, 2014 – The Davie Campus of Davidson County Community College is responding to a need to provide a skilled workforce for new and expanding industries in Davie County by offering an industrial technology skills course for prospective employees beginning Feb. 2, 2015.

The course introduces students to the repair and maintenance of electrical and mechanical systems as well as physical structures of commercial and industrial institutions. Topics covered include safety, PLC/sensors, drive systems, motor repair, hydraulics and pneumatics, basic welding and basic electricity. Students completing this introductory course will not only be prepared for employment, but will also be able to enter advanced manufacturing and apprenticeship programs at DCCC. Classes will include both face-to-face and online instruction.

“This course is an example of how North Carolina Community Colleges respond to the needs of local industry and prepare students for local careers,” says Teresa Kines, dean, Davie Campus.

Companies such as Ashley Furniture, Pro Refrigeration, Dunlop Tyres, Ingersoll Rand, Hampton Inn, Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Campus, Lee Jeans, Funder America, Avgol and CCP Global have all expanded or opened new facilities in Davie County over the past several years. All need employees with proven skills in industrial technology.

“Workforce development is high on the list of priorities for every site selection project we see,” says Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “DCCC is doing an outstanding job supporting the training of our workforce and is one of the key factors helping economic development maintain and create jobs in Davie County.”

For more information or to register for the Introduction to Industrial Technology course, contact Kim Smith, program director, Workforce and Continuing Education at DCCC, at 336-751-2885 or visit the Davie Campus at 1205 Salisbury Road in Mocksville.

*Editor’s note: In the attached photo, two DCCC students replace a drive on a lathe gearbox. This is one of the skills that will be taught in the Introduction to Industrial Technology course.

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is looking forward to serving students in Davidson and Davie counties for many years to come. The college is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.