BRCC Sparks National Interest

Inaugural Program May Be First In U.S.

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Posted: February 8, 2014

LEFT TO RIGHT: Nathan Harper and Dayton Carpenter, students at Blue Ridge Community College, work on building a schematic as professor Matt Goss looks on during class at the Weyers Cave campus on Thursday. At the request of central Valley businesses, BRCC is working to create more skill-based courses and majors to meet a skilled workforce deficit. (Photo by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
Blue Ridge Community College students in a basic fluid mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics class work on assembling practice schematics during class on Thursday. (Photo by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
Blue Ridge Community College students in a basic fluid mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics class work on assembling practice schematics during class on Thursday. (Photo by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
BRCC students walk through campus during a class change Tuesday. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Students at Blue Ridge Community College gather at the Houff Student Center on Tuesday. In the past few years, the school has put more focus on workforce training. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)

WEYERS CAVE — The packaging industry offers many jobs with starting salaries more than twice the minimum wage, but Valley businesses — and many others around the nation — say there’s a lack of a...



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