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Career in a Year open house event brings fast track programs to community

April 10, 2019 – Davidson County Community College will host its second annual “Career in a Year” open house event Tuesday, April 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Davidson campus.  The event is designed to connect community members with accelerated program offerings to actively and strategically grow in their careers in one year or less.

Career in a Year will cover over 20 focus areas. Programs represented during the event include healthcare, advanced manufacturing, early childhood education, welding, software and web development, cyber security, masonry, forklift, automotive systems, truck driving, emergency medical technician (EMT) and more.

“Accelerated career advancement and better wages don’t always require a long-term credential,” DCCC Dean of Enrollment Services Jane Birkholz said. “‘Career in a Year’ is our chance to showcase opportunities and engage our community in easily accessible, fulfilling skill-based programs.”

All programs offered during the event can be completed within a short-term span of six months or less up to one year.

During the event, participants will have the ability to interact with faculty members who have years of experience both in their respective industry and teaching inside and outside the classroom. This pairing helps graduates not only have confidence in their new abilities and skills, but a competitive edge in feeling connected to their industries.

Participants are encouraged to speak with industry leaders and experts in the areas of advanced manufacturing and construction from Wolverine Proctor, Kurz Transfer Products, and Davie Construction who will be on hand during the open house. These experts will be able to offer guidance and insight into the latest developments and trends.

The event will be held at the Mary E. Rittling Conference Center of the Davidson campus. In addition to program faculty, staff members will be available to discuss program costs as well as information regarding financial aid, scholarships and apprenticeship opportunities. Career Services will also be present to assist participants with assessing options for making a career choice and associated labor market information.

“We want our community to feel empowered in the workplace. These career-centered programs equip students with the tools to grow and innovate their careers to successfully support themselves, their families, and their communities,” Birkholz said.



About Davidson County Community College

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is a fully accredited, multi-campus college where students of all ages and backgrounds pursue academic and career-focused education in order to build successful futures. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers more than 40 degree and professional certificate programs to students in Davidson and Davie counties, as well as affordable college-credit coursework to students who plan to transfer to 4-year universities. With a mission to serve the changing needs of students competing in a global environment, DCCC is committed to quality education, innovative and equitable learning experiences, training, and support across a wide range of 21st-century career fields. Visit Davidson County Community College at DavidsonCCC.edu.

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