BCC Named Finalist for National Commitment to Diversity and Equity

BOLIVIA, NC – Brunswick Community College (BCC) has been named a finalist for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) for the 2020 Awards of Excellence, in the category for Advancing Diversity. The AACC Awards for Excellence recognizes exceptional work among the nation’s two-year colleges. “For over 34 years, the faculty and staff of our Read More

Students with Disabilities to Intern at Local Hospital

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Several local organizations are joining forces to equip students who have disabilities with skills that will eventually land them jobs. Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, Brunswick Community College, and Brunswick County Schools are all partnering to give students with disabilities internships.The Ohio based international program prepares young people with significant Read More

BCC Signs Agreement with University of Mt. Olive

BOLIVIA, NC – On Friday, October 18th, Brunswick Community College (BCC) administration met with the President of the University of Mt. Olive (UMO), Dr. David Pool, to sign a memorandum of understanding to define how UMO will offer its courses at a reduced tuition rate to Brunswick Community College students and employees. Per the agreement, Read More

BCC Celebrates Manufacturing Day

On Friday, October 4th Brunswick Community College and Brunswick County Schools partnered together to showcase the diverse career opportunities available within our local manufacturing industry.  The event brought forty-two high school students together for industry tours, trivia, prizes, and lunch.  Our committee made every effort to address common misperceptions by giving local industry an opportunity Read More

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