Seven students at Beaufort County Community College have earned the Core Curriculum Credential from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) as part of a new program made possible by a grant from the Duke Energy Community Foundation.
The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic program began in January, and to date the students have earned the Forklift Training Certificate of Completion, the OSHA 10 card, Career Readiness Certification and the Core Credential. The final credential, to be completed in the coming weeks, is the NCCER Industrial Mechanic Credential – Level 1.
The Core Curriculum Credential certifies that an individual has completed the prerequisite training for any Level 1 credential offered through NCCER (such as the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic program). In this class, training is completed in modules, and the students are required to complete all eight, passing both a written and skills exam. Training modules included basic safety, introduction to construction math, introduction to power tools, introduction to hand tools, introduction to construction drawings, basic communication skills, basic employability skills, and introduction to material handling.
Seven students earned the credential: Dallas Daniels, Jenean “DJ” Robinson, Jennis Crisp, Joey Jackson, Tyrice Johnson, Colton Dixon, and Randall Ballance.
Individuals interested in enrolling in the program for Fall 2015 are encouraged to contact Lou Stout, Director of Workforce Initiatives, at 252-940-6307 or Lou.Stout@BeaufortCCC.edu.