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Education & Business Summit targets workforce development

Edgecombe Community College leaders were among the education and business professionals who attended the Twin Counties Education & Business Leaders’ Summit held August 1 on the campus of Nash Community College. ECC participants included (from left) Lynwood Roberson, Dr. Greg McLeod, Sheila Hoskins, Sheryll Wood, Debbie Batten, Dr. Harry Starnes, and Bruce Panneton. NC Secretary […]

ECC’s New Drone Program Unique in NC

This fall, Edgecombe Community College will launch a unique certificate program in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones). ECC will be the only community college in the state to offer the program. The new Drone certificate will be available through the College’s Geospatial Technology program and will emphasize training in mapping and other geographic data, in addition […]

ECC Offering New Auto Body Certifications

A quick internet search shows that auto body repair and collision jobs are readily available both locally and nationwide. With advanced certification offered at Edgecombe Community College, job seekers can write their own ticket. According to Bud Speight, program chair of Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology at ECC, “Our graduates are guaranteed employment if they […]

Trucking Operations Students Visit Eagle Transport

Trucking Operations students at Edgecombe Community College recently visited Eagle Transport in Selma. From left are Curt Odem, senior field maintenance manager at Eagle Transport; ECC students Brad Armstrong and Andre Kearney; and Lance Collette, president of Eagle Transport. Students shadowed the Eagle Transport executives and said it was an enriching learning experience. ECC offers […]

Students Win Gold Medals at SkillsUSA Nationals

For the fourth year in a row, Edgecombe Community College students brought home gold from the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held last week in Louisville, Kentucky. The conference is the world’s largest showcase of skilled trades. The highlight of the conference was the SkillsUSA Championships on June 26-27, during which 6,500 student contestants […]

New Programs Focus on Job Skills

Students are heating up the kitchen in a new program in Baking and Pastry Arts at Edgecombe Community College. The new Continuing Education certificate program began this summer with courses in Food Service Sanitation and Safety and Food Service Management. Both classes are meeting in the evening for the convenience of students who work. A […]

Local Companies Supporting New ECC Facility through Naming Opportunities

With possibly millions of manufacturing jobs at stake over the next decade, Edgecombe Community College is banking on its new Center for Innovation to help pave the way for the future of skilled manufacturing workers. And local businesses Keihin Carolina System Technology and Barnhill Contracting Co. are pitching in. A study by the National Association […]

Graduates Advised to Build Their Lives on Trust

Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder and chief executive officer of The ActOne Group and a native of Tarboro, had a “conversation about truth” with graduates at Edgecombe Community College during Commencement exercises held May 10. Howroyd gave the keynote address during the ceremony, which marked the College’s 50th graduating class. The first graduating class in 1969 […]

ECC and Wesleyan Renew Transfer Agreement

Edgecombe Community College and North Carolina Wesleyan College recently reauthorized an agreement that will help qualified ECC graduates transfer to Wesleyan. The goal is to enable a seamless transfer for students who enroll at Wesleyan following completion of their two-year degree at ECC. Leaders from both colleges attended the May 2 signing ceremony held at […]

ECC and ECSU Sign Co-Admission Agreement

Edgecombe Community College and Elizabeth City State University have signed an agreement that guarantees admission to ECSU for qualified ECC students. In addition, the two schools signed three degree program agreements that provide ECC students with a clear path to four-year degree completion at ECSU. Held April 29 and attended by ECC and ECSU officials, […]