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Tire Manufacturing Course Offered

Job training in the tire manufacturing industry begins January 18 at Edgecombe Community College.

The Basics of Tire Manufacturing course will prepare students for entry-level jobs in tire manufacturing. Students will gain competencies in safety, quality, measurement systems, teamwork, and communication, as well as processes involved in making a tire.

The four-week class begins January 18 and ends February 9. Two classes will be available; both will be held on the Rocky Mount campus of Edgecombe Community College, Room 248.

A day class will be offered 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. An evening class will be offered 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

The class is being offered in conjunction with Bridgestone. Successful completion of this course is not a guarantee of an interview at Bridgestone, but the course is required in order to attain an interview.

The fee for the class is $140, which includes books and materials.

For more information on this course, please contact Dr. Randi Dikeman at 823-5166, ext. 249, or