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Participants in the fourth class in Danville Community College’s Manufacturing Technician Career Studies Certificate Program are shown, left to right, first row: Peggy M. Fowler, Ida M. Lipscomb, Michelle Poole, Deana H. Shelton, Renee M. Banks, Brenda L. Fowlkes, Bischetta L. Wilson, Willie W. Hamlett, William L. Masters, David W. Moss and Claude T. Mann; back row: Gary Broadwater, Jeffrey L. Shelton, Gene L. Barksdale, George Anaya, Branco D. White, Reginald T. Chappell, Cedric E. Burney, Michael D. Gunter, and David L. Adkins. The next class starts February 23, 2009.

DANVILLE, VA, January 12, 2009 – The fourth group of students in Danville Community College’s Manufacturing Technician Career Studies Certificate Program recently completed studies and are now on their way to new employment opportunities. The short-term training program prepares graduates for employment in various manufacturing jobs requiring advanced technical and operator skills as well as knowledge of advanced manufacturing practices.


Don’t miss out on this opportunity!  The next class will begin February 23. Persons interested in registering for the program are invited to attend an Information Session to be held Friday, January 23, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at DCC’s Regional Center for Advanced Technology and Training (RCATT), located at 121 Slayton Avenue in Danville.

The recent program graduates are:

From the City of Danville
George Anaya
Renee G. Banks
Gene L. Barksdale
Gary John Broadwater
Cedric E. Burney
Reginald T. Chappelle
Peggy M. Fowler
Michael D. Gunter
Willie W. Hamlett
Ida M. Lipscomb
Claude Thomas Mann
William Lee Masters
Bischetta Lynn Wilson

From Pittsylvania County
David L. Adkins, Gretna
Jeffrey Lee Shelton, Gretna
Brenda L. Fowlkes, Blairs
David W. Moss Jr., Blairs
Michelle Poole, Chatham
Deana Hershman, Chatham

From Halifax County
Brancho D. White, South Boston

The short-term 26-credit training program is offered in cooperation with area companies and organizations that are seeking highly skilled workers. Participants develop a strong knowledge of the skills required in manufacturing within a concise and flexible schedule. The certification can be completed in as little as 12 weeks. All classes are held at RCATT. Funding may be available to assist with tuition.

For more information, contact DCC’s Workforce Services Office at 434.797.6437, or click here.


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