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SCC offers EdNC, Belk Endowment leaders look at programs

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Stanly Community College recently hosted members of EducationNC (EdNC) and the John M. Belk Endowment organizations.

Guests included MC Belk Pilon, president and board chairman of the John M. Belk Endowment, and Nation Hahn, chief growth officer, EducationNC.

The purpose of the visit was to give a greater perspective of SCC’s economic impact on Stanly County and the region.

During the visit, the guests were able to see three programs of study within the School of Advanced Manufacturing, Industry, Technology & Trades. The programs included Heavy Equipment Operations, Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology, and Welding.

The guests heard from industry experts, students and faculty members about the need for skilled education. Additionally, guests were able to interact on simulators and given hands-on experience with these trades.

“We were truly honored to have EducationNC and the John M. Belk Endowment on campus,” SCC President Dr. John Enamait said. “Our mission of helping and educating students would be much more difficult without the help of like minded organizations that share our passion and zeal for higher education.”

EdNC works to expand educational opportunities for all children in North Carolina, increase their academic attainment,and improve the performance of the state’s public schools.

In fall 2018, EdNC expanded its coverage into the post-secondary space, specifically focusing on North Carolina Community Colleges by visiting all 58 of the colleges.

The John M. Belk Endowment is a private family foundation committed to transforming postsecondary educational opportunities to meet North Carolina’s evolving workforce needs.

— Stanly Community College