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Updated 5:51 p.m. Monday

Wilson Community College students get credit they didn't realize they'd earned

In the North Carolina Community College System, credit courses can lead to certification in any number of fields, and usually requires the completion of four courses in that field. These certificates can be résumé boosters and desired by employers.

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May 31

JCC programs close skills gap for employers, interest gap for job seekers

Serendipitous moments were a common occurrence at the first-ever "Career in a Year Showcase" Tuesday night at Johnston Community College. In the large lobby of the Tart Building filled with information about 100 possible paths, all requiring less than a year to complete or for certification, job seekers had plenty of opportunity to happen upon the right fit.

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Updated May 11

Employers lead to fill job skills need in Johnston County

For the Workforce Development Center (WDC) of Johnston Community College, local biotech giants Grifols and Novo Nordisk provided the land, bought specialized equipment for training in biotech, and in some cases, helped pay for the instructors.

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Updated May 4

Grifols, Johnston Community College plant seeds of biotech careers in eighth grade learning lab

The "Discover the Plasma" week-long course taught in all Johnston County eighth-grade science classes provides an introduction to what's involved in a biotechnology career, and especially what goes on inside the large Grifols manufacturing facility in Clayton.

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Updated March 29

Johnston Community College takes STEM 'out of the box' with countywide robotics team

Students in the JOCO ROBOS make executive, technical, financial, strategic and operational decisions that mirror those of successful engineering companies, priming them for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

March 22

JCC programs close skills gap for employers, interest gap for job seekers

Serendipitous moments were a common occurrence at the first-ever "Career in a Year Showcase" Tuesday night at Johnston Community College. In the large lobby of the Tart Building filled with information about 100 possible paths, all requiring less than a year to complete or for certification, job seekers had plenty of opportunity to happen upon the right fit.

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Updated March 20

'A feeding frenzy' for entry-level candidates in health care careers

A good nurse aide will never be unemployed. Also in demand are phlebotomists and cardiovascular technicians. Training for these careers, along with home health aide or geriatric aide certifications, can be achieved in less than half a year.

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