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Register by Wednesday, August 22. Classes begin Thursday, August 23. Tuition & Financial Aid Tuition at Edgecombe Community College remains affordable year after year. • $88 per semester hour in tuition and fees • $1,000 per semester (12 credit hours) for NC students • 97% of students receive financial aid • Average award amount is $3,660 Financial aid is available through...
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Let us teach you how to: Find career opportunities Improve employabilility skills Write a resume and cover letter Fill out an application correctly Prepare for an interview You may be granted a waiver of class registration fees if you meet one of the following criteria: Are you unemployed? Have you received notification of pending layoff? Are you working and eligible...

Education and Industry Partner to Promote Manufacturing: Training for local jobs begins in ninth grade

by Mary Tom Bass Keihin Carolina System Technology. Cummins. Tyson. ABB. SwimWays. World Cat. Kanban Logistics. Triangle Tire. Corning. Companies in our region need skilled workers. Edgecombe Community College is the training solution. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, over the next decade, nearly 3½ million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed, and 2 million...
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Manufacturing Student Excels in Electronics

by J. Eric Eckard When Kaitlyn Tripp was about three years old, she would sit in her dad’s lap and watch him work on computers and other machines. Those days started a lifelong love of electronics and an insatiable curiosity of the mechanisms’ inner workings. “I love to take things apart and see how they work,” says Tripp. As a kid, she would disassemble her toys and try to...

College Intensifies Focus on Industrial Training

by Mary Tom Bass The December 2017 announcements of Corning Inc. and Triangle Tire Co. locating at the Kingsboro Megasite were an end-of-the-year windfall for Edgecombe County. Corning plans to build a global distribution center, bringing 111 new jobs to the county. Triangle Tire will build two manufacturing plants that will create 800 jobs by 2023. These announcements are the...
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Customized Training Incorporates Innovative Teaching Strategies

by J. Eric Eckard Board games. Role playing simulations. What once was considered a childish endeavor is now at the forefront of industry training. Edgecombe Community College offers a business simulation class as part of its customized training curriculum, presenting a 21st century take on teaching business and industry workers. “It’s a big picture perspective on how a business...

Student Finishes High School with College Credits Earned at ECC

by J. Eric Eckard The internet is full of quotes about opportunity. “Opportunity favors the bold.” “There are no mistakes; only opportunities.” Seventeen-year-old Dylan Parker has worked hard to embrace opportunities that have presented themselves – particularly when it comes to his education. Parker graduated in June from North East Carolina Preparatory School in Tarboro,...