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VGCC Cabinet Making Class Has Definite Feminine Touch

Who says women can’t operate power tools? If you have doubts, you should check out Wadie Ryan of Warren County’s Largo community drilling holes in the bookcase she was making in the Vance-Granville Community College Cabinet Making class during the spring. There was Juanita Williamson of the Cokesbury community of Vance County ripping boards on  Read More

VGCC Offers WorkKeys Assessments To Public On One Day Per Month

Vance-Granville Community College will begin conducting WorkKeys assessments on a monthly basis, beginning Friday, May 20. WorkKeys is a system designed to describe job skill requirements, measure an individual’s skills, and match people to jobs. The skills measured are skills required in the workplace but do not require job-specific knowledge. Many employers use these assessment  Read More

‘Race 4 Literacy’ Course Runs Through VGCC & New Hope School

The North Carolina Community College System has a campaign called “Race 4 Literacy,” with the purpose of trying to help every adult in the state earn a high school diploma. Vance-Granville Community College’s newest vehicle in this race is a community-based Basic Skills/GED ( general educational development ) site in New Hope Elementary School in  Read More

VGCC Free Seminar Offered To Help In Business Start-up

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a free seminar, ” Steps to Starting Your Own Business, ” on June 7 at the main campus in Vance County. The seminar will run from 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 7107 of Building 9. Jess McLamb of the Roper Group of Raleigh will cover what a person should  Read More

VGCC Educators Symposium Encourages Local People To Fill Schools’ Teaching Need

There is a documented shortage of qualified teachers in the public schools in Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties. Vance-Granville Community College took a step toward helping ease that need with its first Educators Symposium on April 7 at the college. Ninety-two people from the four counties participated in the symposium, which was directed at  Read More

Duke Power Grant Will Help VGCC Train Solectron Creedmoor Employees

Vance-Granville Community College has received a $108,376 grant from Duke Power to train employees of Solectron Creedmoor. The grant funds were provided through the Duke Power Community College Grant Program, which provides up to $3 million annually for four years to community colleges that serve Duke Power’s North Carolina service area. The focus of the  Read More

Success In A Small Town: Students ‘Race’ To Norlina For GED

Visit the Vance-Granville Community College GED site in the former town hall in Norlina on a Tuesday or Thursday evening, and you’ll find about 20 enthusiastic men and women working toward their high school diplomas. On a recent trip to the site to hang a “Race For Literacy” banner on the wall, Sue Grissom, director  Read More

Free Seminar At VGCC To Teach Non-Profits How To Raise Money

A motivational speaker with 10 years experience in fund raising will conduct a seminar titled “How to Raise Funds for Non-Profits” at Vance-Granville Community College on Tuesday, May 24. The seminar, which is free, will run from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 7107 of Building 7 on VGCC’s main campus in Vance County. Denise  Read More

VGCC Offers Beginning, Intermediate Shag Classes

If you’ve wanted to learn shag dancing, or if you want to improve your skills before heading to the beach this summer, Vance-Granville Community College can help you out. Beginning and intermediate shag dancing classes will be offered on the college’s main campus on Mondays, starting May 2 and running through June 27. Beginner classes  Read More

91 VGCC Students Are Inducted Into 2-Year College Honor Society

Vance-Granville Community College has inducted 91 students into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges that award associate degrees. Induction ceremonies into Vance-Granville’s Alpha Sigma Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa were held April 19 in the Civic Center. To qualify for Phi Theta Kappa, full-time students must maintain a grade-point-average of  Read More