Free economic and workforce development seminars for local businesses and business owners

By Gabrielle Williams | September 18, 2019 at 3:06 AM EDT – Updated September 18 at 6:16 AM BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – Local businesses are the backbone of our community, but there is a lot more to running a business than buying and selling.Brunswick Community College’s Small Business Center program that provides the recourses small businesses Read More

Gift Provides Mobile Workforce Certification Center for BCC Trade Programs

Brunswick County’s rapid growth has exacerbated the critical shortage of skilled construction workers. In fact, the need is so severe that Brunswick Community College (BCC) received a grant titled Pathways to Purpose to educate any willing adult in one or more of the traditional construction trades: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry and HVAC. On August 20th Read More

BCC Trustees Swear in New Member

BOLIVIA, NC – The newest member of Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees was sworn in Thursday, August 15th at the regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Judge Pauline Hankins administered the Oath of Office to new Trustee Ronnie Jenkins. The North Carolina Governor’s Office appointed Mr. Jenkins for a four-year term. His wife, Velva, accompanied him Read More

NC House Speaker Tours Southport Center

By Alexandria Sands, State Port Pilot Staff Writer House Speaker Tim Moore and Rep. Frank Iler took a tour of the Brunswick Community College Southport Center Friday to discuss how state funding would assist the school. Specifically, they discussed the $2.2 million allocated for BCC in the budget that was vetoed by Gov. Roy Cooper Read More

Vision becoming reality for BCC’s Southport campus

Director seeks to create a school of arts and crafts SOUTHPORT — When Brunswick Community College hired Barbara McFall as the director of its Southport Center, the campus was just a shell. But McFall had a vision. Where one saw an empty building, she saw a “baby Penland School of Craft.” That, however, meant building Read More
NC Commerce

NC Works Adopts Plan for Building a Job-Ready Workforce

Contact:   Andrew Beal NC Department of Commerce www.nccommerce.com (919) 814-0301 The NCWorks Commission approved a new two-year strategic plan and certified local Career Centers while meeting at the Hotel Ballast in Wilmington on May 15. The strategic plan, entitled “Preparing North Carolina’s Workforce for Today and Tomorrow,” is aligned with Governor Roy Cooper’s “NC Read More
North Carolina Wilmington’s (UNCW) Chancellor, Dr. Jose V. Sartarelli, signed the Pathway to Excellence agreement with Brunswick Community College’s (BCC) President, Dr. Gene Smith

BCC Joins Pathway to Excellence Program with UNCW

BOLIVIA, NC – On Monday, April 1st, the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s (UNCW) Chancellor, Dr. Jose V. Sartarelli, signed the Pathway to Excellence agreement with Brunswick Community College’s (BCC) President, Dr. Gene Smith. The Pathway to Excellence Program will allow admission to UNCW for students completing an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Read More
Pinwheels for Prevention

Faculty and Students Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month with Pinwheels for Prevention® at Brunswick Community College

Bolivia, N.C. (April 2, 2019) – College students in the Social Problems course will be planting Pinwheels for Prevention® at Brunswick Community College on Wednesday, April 3rd to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month. Every April, Pinwheels for Prevention® are planted across Brunswick County and North Carolina to encourage the public to learn more about the importance Read More
Health Sciences Groundbreaking

Health Sciences Groundbreaking Ceremony

Bolivia, NC – Brunswick Community College (BCC) began a new chapter in its history today with a formal groundbreaking ceremony for a new Health Sciences building. The building will be made up of 12,160 square feet of existing space (newly renovated) and 13,750 of building addition. The construction process will take a total of 390 Read More

BCC’s Developing Construction Workforce Program Gets State Funding

Article by Christina Haley O’Neal WilmingtonBiz Posted March 1, 2019 Brunswick Community College and the Cape Fear Workforce Development Board were recently awarded a $400,000 grant to help fund a program that aims to build a talent pipeline into the area’s construction industry. The grant award stems from the NCWorks Local Innovation Fund, which Gov. Read More