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Cape Fear Community College offers job training

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With the current state of the economy, it can be hard to find a job especially if you don't have an education or special set of skills. However, a free eight week training program at Cape Fear Community College is hoping to change that. A couple of months ago, Kevin Welsh lost his job when the U.S. Marine boat plant in Navassa shut its doors. Welsh said, “I was an assembler there I used to assemble cabinets for the boats.” Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he took the opportunity to learn something new. Now he's a graduate of Cape Fear Community College's Career Pathways Academy, along with about 20 others. Welsh added, "I'm skilled in air conditioning HVAC, electrical installation and plumbing." The academy is state funded and free for qualified unemployed or under employed workers; it teaches them new skills, from electrical installation to administrative skills. Graduate Diane Tyson said, "You can excel but you've got to put your mind to it and know that you can do it." The students leave Cape Fear Community college with the certificate of completion in hand, armed with confidence and new skills they enter the workforce with hope for the future. CFCC will begin another eight week training course in January. If you are unemployed or under employed and would like to see if you qualify for the next free program call the school at 383-1724.

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Congrats !! Great story and great thing for the school to do for people that want to work and not suck off the system. Everyone that gets welfare should be required to do this too.


Good Job; if you saw the news, you saw a sense of pride and enthusiasm on every face. Rather than sit on their keesters and accept entitlement benefits, they took positive action. That spirit is what made our Country great. That spirit is what led so many hundreds of thousands to come to our country, LEGALLY, in pursuit of the American Dream. America, the land of opportunity -- for those who will work for it.

Project Uplift Graduates

I am proud of everybody that took the classes and took them seriously. My husband, Kevin Welsh, said a couple of months ago that he wanted to go back to school for HVAC. The next day there was a flyer put in our door offering the class for free. We jumped at this golden opportunity. I pray that everybody get the job they need and continue to prosper