Fundamentals of Welding Fabrication

Organization:
Johnston Community College Foundation, Inc.
Amount:
$185,994.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Johnston
Description:

This grant will provide funding to Johnston County Community College (JCCC) to address a significant unmet need for qualified fabricators in the region. Five area employers have identified more than 100 existing and 130 new fabrication positions that currently need to be filled. The college will establish a new fabrication program and become a Certified Education Center through the Fabricators and Manufacturer’s Association. This program would allow the college to provide specialized training for incumbent workers, add fabrication curriculum into its existing welding degree program, and offer a stand-alone certificate option. In addition, to help build the region’s future pipeline of welders and fabricators, the project will host two manufacturing summer camps for middle and high school students. Expected outcomes for the two-year project include 54 college students and incumbent workers earning relevant third-party certifications, and 30 middle and high school students participating in the manufacturing summer camp. Golden LEAF funds will be used for the purchase and installation of new fabrication equipment, including software and educator training, as well as costs associated with the summer camps.

Contact:
Mr. Robert J. Long 245 College Road PO Box 2350 Smithfield, North Carolina 27577 (919) 464-2284
Areas Served:
Johnston

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