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ECC Ranks #2 in High School Equivalency Program Performance

Edgecombe Community College’s Division of College and Career Readiness ranked number two in performance among North Carolina community colleges for the 2021-2022 program year. The division ranked second in performance among 58 community colleges and 11 community-based organizations. A focus of College and Career Readiness is to assist adults who have not earned a high […]

Student Pursuing Highest Electrician Credential

Jacob Anderson, a student in the Electrical Systems Technology program at Edgecombe Community College, has set a high mark for himself. He is studying toward an unlimited license, the highest credential for electricians and one that has become uncommon. According to Doug Parrish, department chair of Industrial and Technical Trades at ECC, “There are only […]

ECC Participates in Twin Counties Resource Fair

Edgecombe Community College participated in the Twin Counties Resource Fair held July 21 at the Rocky Mount Event Center. Shown are Desmond Sykes (standing), College and Career Readiness instructor, and Montrell Staton (seated), success coach, with a guest. ECC staff from Student Services and Human Resources Development also were on hand at the event.

ECC Providing Training in Digital Skills

As Edgecombe Community College students continue to navigate online learning and resources, the Division of College and Career Readiness (CCR) has created a Transition to Digital Skills course to aid those who may need stronger computer skills. A focus of College and Career Readiness is to assist adults who have not earned a high school […]

ECC Attains Highest Score in High School Equivalency Program

Edgecombe Community College’s Division of College and Career Readiness ranked number one in performance among North Carolina community colleges for the 2020-2021 program year. A focus of College and Career Readiness is to assist adults who have not earned a high school credential by helping them prepare to take the high school equivalency exam and […]

ECC Instructors Focus on Innovation in the Classroom

Edgecombe Community College instructors in the Division of College and Career Readiness recently completed professional development aimed at increasing innovation in the classroom. The Innovation Technology Training was made possible with funding through the North Carolina Community College System Promoting Innovation Initiative. Instructors gathered for the daylong training on the Rocky Mount campus. Tristan Hunter, […]

Students Gain Hands-On Gardening Experience

A class of Edgecombe Community College Career and College Readiness students who have been studying plant life decided to put lessons into action. The Adult Basic Education I students determined that they wanted to carry out a campus beautification project and create flower gardens on the Rocky Mount campus. “I was thrilled at their interest […]

ECC Celebrates Black History Month with a Focus on African American Women

Edgecombe Community College will host a virtual celebration of Black History Month on Thursday, February 11, at 12 p.m. The theme is “Expanding Career Horizons for African American Women in Our Community.” The public is invited to join the Zoom event through the link edgecombe.edu/black-history2021. Synthia Kearney, battalion chief with the Gastonia Fire Department, will […]

Food Drive a Success

Edgecombe Community College and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina gave away 500 boxes of food to area residents on September 4. The free food distribution event took place simultaneously on ECC campuses in Rocky Mount and Tarboro. LaShawnda Washington, director of ECC’s Division of College and Career Readiness and coordinator of […]

ECC Announces New Director of College and Career Readiness

A local leader in education has been tapped to lead the Division of College and Career Readiness (CCR) at Edgecombe Community College. LaShawnda Washington, who has worked at ECC since 2006, also is a member of the Nash County Public Schools Board. She has served College and Career Readiness students in a variety of capacities, […]