Craven Community College’s (Craven CC) Manufacturing Career Pathway program was raised to a new level following the donation of a clamshell forklift from BSH Home Appliances Corporation on Nov. 7. Fitted with a clamshell attachment often used in the BSH warehouse, the donated forklift will help students in the Manufacturing Career Pathway program with credentialing and forklift training.
The Manufacturing Career Pathway was created in June to provide participants with an interactive learning experience that explores basic principles such as workplace ethics, interpersonal skills, safety regulations, precision measurement tools and techniques, forklift operations and Microsoft Word. The program also includes résumé writing, developing interviewing skills and dressing for success.
“This donation will really assist us in providing top notch training for residents in Craven County,” said Gery Boucher, Craven CC vice president for students. “Partnerships like these really build a community’s capability to provide a quality workforce for excellent manufacturers like BSH.”
The next Manufacturing Career Pathway will begin Monday, Nov. 26 on the New Bern campus. Scholarships cover 100% of costs and all graduates are granted a job interview with a local manufacturer. Additional information available at https://cravencc.edu/workforcedevelopment/industrial-trades/#mfg.