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CUSTOMIZED TRAINING AT CCBC AND BCCTC PROVIDES DISPLACED HORSEHEAD WORKERS WITH NEW SKILLS AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES

10/28/2014

For over 30 years, Community College of Beaver County has worked with employers to provide customized workforce development training programs to improve the productivity and capabilities of their workers. A new approach to the training was created when USWA Local Union 8183 President, John Jeffers, reached out to CCBC and the Beaver County Career & Technology Center (BCCTC) to seek out retraining programs that are close to home and could be tailored to individual needs. Once the groundwork was completed, what followed was a win-win partnership between two neighbors who are providing displaced Horsehead workers with training that will prepare them for a high-priority occupational field.

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CCBC LAUNCHES FIRST AVIATION ACADEMY IN REGION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

10/16/2014

Each year, the national need for professional pilots greatly exceeds the number of students who are being prepared for the career. With the current need at nearly 6,000 and constantly increasing, CCBC took the lead to address this issue by creating the first regional Aviation Academy. The Academy, which is set to start in January 2015, is a dual-enrollment, educational partnership between CCBC and Beaver County high schools.

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