CCR graduation means more ready to begin careers

By Dan Grubb - Sampson Community College
Colonel Edward Timmons, State Director of the Tarheel Academy, speaks to graduates. -

Sampson Community College hosted it’s College and Career Readiness commencement this week. This marked the second annual commencement and the second year in a row the event will be rebroadcast on television and social media.

The crowd was so large at this year’s event that the college created two overflow guest areas where family and friends could watch the proceedings live on streaming television or online at home or on their smartphones.

Visitors and graduates were treated to a speech by guest speaker Colonel Edward Timmons, who serves as the State Director of the Tarheel Challenge Academy. Cadets from the Academy also participated in the event to post colors during the ceremony.

Being college and career ready means that students graduate from the program prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary opportunities—whether college or career. Students who complete the program are prepared to transition into the college or career options of their choice.

They learn mastery of knowledge and skills in core academic disciplines, including English language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. Skills in mathematics and literacy are foundational to the study of all other disciplines, and high school graduates are often asked to demonstrate competency in these subject areas by successfully meeting the state’s testing guidelines before they enroll into post-secondary study, enter certain job training programs, or pursue the military career of their choice.

For information about SCC’s basic adult education programs, contact LaVoice Faison-Stevens, director of College and Career Readiness at 910-900-4071.

Colonel Edward Timmons, State Director of the Tarheel Academy, speaks to graduates.
https://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_SCCgrad.jpgColonel Edward Timmons, State Director of the Tarheel Academy, speaks to graduates.

By Dan Grubb

Sampson Community College