Transportation Basics Program Takes Off

When local industry leaders approached administration at Sampson Community College about incorporating more logistics and supply chain courses into the Truck Driver Training curriculum, the college quickly began to determine the best way to meet this need. Understanding that there were high school students interested in Truck Driver Training, and knowing the program would meet…

SCC Fire Academy Completes Live Burn

At the end of June, students in the Fire Academy at Sampson Community College completed the Fire Control class. The class is split into classroom learning and practical activities where the students executed and extinguished a live burn. One of those burns took place on June 28 in Clinton, where students had to demonstrate their…

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests in Sampson Community College

On February 3, 2020, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.6 million grant to Sampson Community College of Clinton, North Carolina to increase the number of skilled workers available to meet regional trucking industry needs by expanding the college’s truck driving school.

Coffee Shop Keeping Hearts Warm During Holidays

December 5, 2019 It is that time of year again. The family has gotten together for a Thanksgiving feast, the holiday chill is in the air and soon, stockings will be hung by the chimney with care. This holiday season, you are going to need two things—a way to stay warm and gifts for loved…

Food Truck Event Growing

Sampson Community College continued one of the county’s newest traditions this week as the campus hosted the 2019 Food Truck Rodeo. The college, in partnership with the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce, teamed up for the event for the third year in a row. “This was started to promote small businesses in the community,” says Bart…

Touch-A-Truck a Success at SCC

Sampson Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education department is creating open roads for young students in the area. The college hosted its Touch-A-Truck event this week and welcomed Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school students as well as second-graders from around Sampson County to the event. More than thirty drivers and operators were…

SCC Students Cross ‘Bridge’ to Success

Sampson Community College and the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) partnered in August to enhance educational opportunities for students enrolled in Workforce Development Division Programs. Now, all involved are seeing the positive results of the project as the first-ever recipients have almost crossed that bridge. The State Employees Credit Union selected SCC to participate in…

SCC, SECU Prepared to ‘Bridge’ Gap for Students

Sampson Community College and the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) historically partner to enhance educational opportunities and remove financial barriers for students enrolled in Workforce Development Division Programs. Again, the Fall Semester is approaching and the SECU presented an initiative for students seeking state-regulated and/or industry-recognized credentials. The State Employees Credit Union has selected SCC…

New SCC Program on Fire

One of Sampson Community College’s newest programs has already found success as the Fire Academy at SCC held its first-ever graduation ceremony this week. The Fire Academy, offered through SCC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Department, provides many levels of training for various positions in the firefighting realm. “These students learn everything from putting out…