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HAMLET — Piedmont Natural Gas recently built its fourth liquefied natural gas plant in Robeson County, and Richmond Community College graduate Kyla Dial of Maxton plays a critical role in its operations.

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HAMLET — A statewide awareness campaign, called “Time for a New YOU,” launched today for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief 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” community colleges. 

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RALEIGH ― The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina today launched a national advertising campaign focused on increasing awareness and choice of North Carolina as a place where diverse businesses and workforce talent can thrive.

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RALEIGH — The state House has voted to make North Carolina the 26th state to withdraw from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program, which provides an extra $300-a-week in jobless benefits to the unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RALEIGH — Unemployed people who get a job would receive a one-time bonus of $1,500 under legislation spearheaded by Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly.

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HAMLET — Representatives from Richmond Community College, Richmond County Schools, Scotland County Schools and local industries recently met to discuss challenges industries face with today's workforce. This was a follow-up meeting from a group session held in January 2020 prior to COVID, as school and industry leaders work to come up with solutions. 

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HAMLET — Many students who begin their studies at Richmond Community College do not have a clear picture of their future, but because the College offers a wide array of courses and programs, it doesn’t take long for someone to figure out his or her career path. 

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HAMLET — Announcements of new jobs, promotions and new opportunities were again the highlight of a ceremony recognizing Richmond Community College’s second batch of graduates from the College’s workforce training Industrial Mechanics program on Friday, Dec. 18.

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HAMLET — Richmond Community College graduated its largest Electric Lineman class on Dec. 3 with 22 students heading into the workforce, but the ceremony was bittersweet for this particular class. Back in October, lineman instructor Joey Keane passed away from health complications. 

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ROCKINGHAM — When Zac Sharpe landed a job with the Aberdeen Fire Department, he met a goal set by Richmond County educators involved in the Career and Technical Education program.

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