Carteret CC receives $18,000 for short-term workforce scholarships Morehead City, N.C. (September 25, 2020) – Carteret Community College (Carteret CC) received $18,000 from the SECU Foundation to award $500 scholarships to students. The grant is part of SECU Foundation’s Bridge to Career Program Cohort. In 2018, SECU Foundation established the SECU Bridge to Career Program to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to obtain state-regulated or industry-recognized credentials through the Workforce Continuing Education Division of their local Community College that lead to sustainable wage careers within their local communities. Carteret CC applied for the grant to support students enrolled in three specific programs: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training, Welding, and Medical Office. “We are thrilled to receive this funding,” states Perry Harker, Vice President of Corporate and Community Education. “We are grateful to the SECU Foundation for...

MAPS Center finds new home on Carteret CC campus Morehead City, N.C. (September 18, 2020) – The Mentoring, Advising and Planning for Success (MAPS) Center at Carteret Community College recently moved from the McGee Building to the Smith Building where the campus library is housed. The MAPS Center provides academic advising and career planning services to its students. In addition, students can receive academic tutoring through the MAPS Center, and the faculty can receive advisor training. “We are excited to have the MAPS Center. This will allow a place for students to receive help with advising and tutoring,” said Doree Hill, Dean of Arts, Sciences and Academic Success at Carteret Community College. “Also, the MAPS Center is a comfortable place for students to study. Being conveniently located under the library will allow students easy access to both...

Meet Skye Miller Originally from Connecticut, Skye Miller admits she was never a “star” student. She had an attitude and a tendency to try every teacher’s patience. After moving to Carteret County to live with her grandparents, Skye decided to complete her high school education through the Adult High School program at Carteret Community College rather than repeating a year in the public school system. “The program at Carteret CC was great for someone like me,” says Skye. “I hated school and struggled to sit still all day listening to lectures. Through the Adult High School I was able to tailor my curriculum and schedule to fit my needs.” Since graduating in 2011 with her high school diploma from Carteret CC, Skye has accomplished more than she ever thought possible and currently serves as an Intelligence Specialist...

Harker Named to Inaugural NC Black Entrepreneurship Council Morehead City, N.C. (September 14, 2020) – Perry Harker, Vice President of Corporate and Community Education at Carteret Community College is among 25 individuals recently named as a member of the inaugural NC IDEA Foundation’s North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council (NC BEC). NC IDEA, a Durham-based private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, announced the formation of the NC BEC. Establishing the NC BEC to serve the entrepreneurial aspirations and economic potential of North Carolina’s Black community, further supports the Foundation’s previous commitment that no less than 50% of programmatic and funding resources be in service to underserved, under-resourced and underrepresented communities, notably minorities, women and rural constituencies. “I am honored to be selected to serve on this statewide council. We have a strong...

Carteret CC Receives Tractor Trailer Donation Morehead City, N.C. (September 4, 2020) – On September 9, Carteret Community College will expand its Commercial Driver License (CDL) program by accepting a donation for an automatic tractor and refrigerated trailer from the Crystal Coast Country Club and its owner, PKS LLC, along with Ryder System, Inc. “We believe in this community and the college,” said Jason Wordsworth, president of PKS LLC.  “With this donation we hope that it will give the students an opportunity for success. From the citizens that complete the course and receive their CDL’s, to the mechanic program that can learn and physically work on the tractor, trailer, refrigeration and freezer unit. We hope and believe that this donation increases the opportunities and incomes of the students and families that call this county home.” The Crystal Coast...

Carteret CC Reaffirmed by SACSCOC Morehead City, N.C. (September 4, 2020) – At its annual meeting on September 3, the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmed Carteret Community College’s accreditation for another 10 years. SACSCOC is an institutional accrediting agency for degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states, including North Carolina, and is recognized by the United States Department of Education. Colleges accredited by SACSCOC are required to undergo a reaffirmation process every 10 years, with an interim report due after five years. The College submitted its last interim report in 2015. “This is a major accomplishment, particularly because colleges must maintain accreditation to be eligible for students to receive Title IV [federal] financial aid, and more than 70 percent of our students fall into that category,”...

High Schooler Earns College Certificate Community Colleges have something for everyone and that’s exactly what Walker Gordon, a junior at the Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Early College High School on the campus of Carteret Community College discovered. Walker and his brother have a 14-foot McKee Craft and often find themselves working on the 70-horsepower engine. In May 2020, Walker completed his certificate in Marine Propulsions earning him college credits as a high school student. “I started by taking the outboard engine class because I thought it would be fun,” said Gordon. “But then I realized how much I like it and now I want to take every marine class the college has to offer!” With the help of the College’s Boat Building and Manufacturing program, Walker was able to find a summer job at Town Creek...

Improvement Training to Local Companies Daniel Berman, Safety Director and Compliance Officer at Veneer Tech, recently completed his Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training through Carteret Community College’s Customized Training Program. Berman completed his training online and at no cost to him or his employer. Since completing his training, 11 additional Veneer Tech employees have completed process improvement training. Veneer Tech worked with Carteret Community College’s Customized Training Program to offer the Lean Six Sigma and Fundamentals of Problem Solving programs to their employees. Veneer Tech is one of the largest face veneer plants in North America. The company was established in 1993 and is located in Newport, NC and has sister companies in the Moehring Group around the world. The company specializes in natural face veneer, sheet veneers of every description, reconstituted veneer, edge banding (melamine...

Funding received for job training and career services Carteret Community College and Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board received $523,482 from a federally-funded program called the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). The funding will be used to assist individuals in gaining and/or maintaining employment and increasing their earnings. The WIOA program offers tuition assistance for curriculum programs and training assistance for short-term training programs that lead directly to jobs identified as “in demand” in the labor market. Training programs can include classroom and online training, on-the-job training, internships, or apprenticeships. The WIOA program offers various employment services such as assistance with job leads and labor market information, resume assistance, education and career assessments, employment readiness and job search workshops, career counseling and career planning, supportive services, and intensive job search assistance. Other services include childcare and transportation assistance...

Carteret CC receives $1.4 million grant Carteret Community College is the recipient of the U.S. Department of Education Student Support Services TRIO multi-year grant. The College will receive $294,725 each year for five years totaling $1,473,625 to fund its Student Support Services TRiO program. Carteret Community College was one of approximately 1,100 institutions nationwide that were awarded grant funding. The TRiO program is designed to provide opportunities for academic development, assist with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward successful completion of their post-secondary education. The goal of the TRiO program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants. Carteret Community College students are eligible for the TRiO program if they meet one of these criteria: are considered low socio-economic status, are a first-generation college student or have a documented disability. “We are...