Sunday, July 14, 2024

Lenoir Community College: Closing the skills gap

Appeared as part of the Community College sponsored section in the March 2019 issue.

Lenoir Community College
[/media-credit] Welding is one of six programs under Quick Jobs at Lenoir Community College. Ja’Lasia Aytch completed two certificates in the welding program.

Since 1958, Lenoir Community College has been committed to the citizens of Lenoir, Jones, and Greene counties to provide a skilled workforce to meet the needs of industry partners. As one of the oldest institutions in the North Carolina Community College System, LCC offers unique programs to help close the skills gap between employers and qualified employees in the area.

“The college is a leader for economic development in the area, providing an educated workforce needed to attract and retain employers in our region,” LCC President Dr. Rusty Hunt said. “There are many opportunities available for students at an affordable price and quality instruction.”

High school students have an opportunity to attend college at no cost while taking their high school classes. High school graduates can attend LCC for the first two years and enter the workforce or they can transfer to a four-year college or university. Displaced workers can enroll in short-term training and be in a new career through one of the College’s newest programs, Quick Jobs.

“Quick Jobs is designed to put qualified applicants to work in a short amount of time,” LCC Workforce Development Coordinator Dusk Stroud said. “This program will help develop a pipeline of potential employees for our industry partners in areas that are in high demand.”

Quick Jobs offers programs to help students find not only a job, but also a new life-long career. The program provides students with the training to be working in less than six months in the areas of Energy Distribution Systems Technologies, Electrical Wiring, Heating, Ventilations, and Air Conditioning, Certified Production Technician, Transportation Operations Management (TOM), Truck Driver Training (CDL Class A), and Welding.

“These jobs are currently in demand,” Stroud said. “Through Quick Jobs, tuition assistance may be available as well as the opportunity to receive nationally recognized credentials. The College has partnered with employers in the area to help students find a new opportunity to work, he said.”

“LCC has much to offer with a wide range of college level and continuing education programs from which to choose, Hunt said. Whether students choose to attend traditional classes face-to-face or online or a combination of both, LCC has a schedule to meet students’ needs.”

For more information or to register online, go to or to explore the many opportunities, check out and start your career today.


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