James N. Brown, Jr., has been named the Director of Customized Training at Vance-Granville Community College. In that role, Brown will lead a program that collaborates with new, expanding and existing industries in the area to meet their needs for workforce training. The N.C. Community College System Customized Training program is one of the state’s …Read More
A new scholarship opportunity at Vance-Granville Community College will help eligible students obtain technical career training in a variety of fields at no cost. The VGJC Scholars program is currently awarding scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The VGJC Scholars program can help new students complete training in Automotive Systems, Biowork, CDL/Truck Driver Training, Electrical …Read More
Vance-Granville Community College held a graduation ceremony for the seven cadets of Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Class 112 on June 15, 2021. After passing the state certification exam, all seven are authorized to work in any law enforcement agency in North Carolina. Members of this class have been hired by the Oxford Police Department, …Read More
Randolph and Sarah Baskerville of Henderson have established a new scholarship at Vance-Granville Community College. Sarah Baskerville retired after a 30-year career in education, the last 15 as a counselor at Southern Vance High School. She has served for many years on the board of directors for the VGCC Foundation. Randolph Baskerville served as the …Read More
Vance-Granville Community College held an innovative Entrepreneurship Youth Camp, called “Be a ‘Trep” (short for “enTREPreneur”), from June 14-18. The participants were 17 local middle school students who are aspiring entrepreneurs. The camp focused on entrepreneurial creativity, leadership and innovation. Campers acquired business and marketing knowledge and strengthened their competencies as they continue to embark …Read More
Vance-Granville Community College, John M. Belk Endowment, and myFutureNC Are Working Together to Better Address the Needs of Local Employers and Adult Students Henderson, NC – Dr. Rachel Desmarais, President of Vance-Granville Community College called on adults across the region today to quickly visit BetterSkillsBetterJobs.com as a first step to gain the skills they need …Read More
Vance-Granville Community College has announced that 116 students earned President’s List academic honors and another 123 earned Dean’s List academic honors for the spring 2021 semester, which ended in May. The President’s List recognizes students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) while carrying a “full load” (of at least 12 credit hours) in …Read More
Vance-Granville Community College will soon offer a ten-week, online program for area residents who want to turn an idea into a business. The “Kauffman FastTrac” entrepreneurship program will be held virtually, via Zoom, on Tuesdays, June 29 through Aug. 31, from 6 until 9 p.m. FastTrac is a trademarked program of the Ewing Marion Kauffman …Read More
Registration ends on Friday, June 11 for the 2021 edition of Vance-Granville Community College’s STEAM Camp for local middle school students. The camp will be held Monday through Friday, June 21-25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Rising sixth, seventh and eighth-graders from Franklin, Granville, …Read More
As more people go back to work and as many businesses ramp up hiring, a special Vance-Granville Community College class is seeking to help area residents successfully obtain and maintain employment. “Get a Job/Keep a Job,” the Job Readiness Bootcamp, will soon be offered at three VGCC campuses: from June 21-24 at the Warren County …Read More
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