Local Truck Driver Donates Scholarships to Students

When Deon Melvin attended the Truck Driver Training School at Sampson Community College, he learned all he could to start a career he knew would be lucrative. For Melvin, it was an unfortunate period of unemployment that ultimately led to a career that has taken him up and down the East Coast. Now, he’s continued…

SCC Trucking Graduates Reflect on Program

On June 17, 2021, Sampson Community College had yet another round of Truck Driver Training students graduate making them the 96th class to finish the rigorous program. The course started off with 24 students and ended with 14 graduates —proving just how challenging the Truck Driver Training curriculum can be.

New Campaign Promotes Scholarship for Community College Students

RALEIGH – A statewide awareness campaign, called “Time for a New YOU,” launched last week for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund that is available for eligible North Carolina community college students. GEER provides $15 million in tuition assistance to students enrolled in short-term workforce training programs in one of North Carolina’s “Great 58”…

SCC Rolls Out ‘Viking Works’ GEER Funds

In August, North Carolina directed $95.6 million in funding to help support K-12 and postsecondary students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2020-2021 school year. Included in that funding are scholarships for Workforce and Continuing Education students enrolled in the following ten programs of study: Automotive, Aircraft Maintenance, Construction, Criminal Justice, EMS, Healthcare, Industrial/Manufacturing,…

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…