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New Round of VGCC BioWork Classes Begin In January at Franklin Campus

Openings remain in three sessions of BioWork classes that will begin in January at Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus.

BioWork trains process technicians for employment in bioprocess, pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing companies. Process technicians run the manufacturing processes in these companies, and the technicians are in high demand in this area and throughout the state.

The classes will be held in the new, state-of-the-art Biotechnology Lab at the VGCC campus on N.C. 56 west of Louisburg. A morning class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and an evening class will run from 6 to 10 p.m. on Jan. 14-May 13. A Saturday class is also scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 19-May 11.

The 128-hour training consists of instruction and practice in safety, quality control, mathematics and measurements, chemistry, process technology, process control, microbiology and cell biology. Thousands of North Carolinians work in this field today, and thousands more will be needed as more products move from research to development.

Persons interested in training for these plentiful, well-paying jobs should call the Economic Development Services division at Vance-Granville Community College at (252) 492-2061, ext. 3324 or 3288, for more information and to register.