Southeastern Community College will be on the road July 24 – August 1 to offer tours of its workforce mobile lab in Chadbourn, Tabor City, Fair Bluff, Bolton, Lake Waccamaw and the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe Center. The mobile lab is equipped with the latest tools to teach technical education courses in electrical engineering, mechatronics engineering and HVAC technology. The mobile lab will be parked at the following locations:
- July 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Chadbourn IGA parking lot
- July 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Tabor City Library
- July 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the former Hills grocery store parking lot in Fair Bluff
- July 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Bolton Senior Center
- July 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hills grocery store parking lot in Lake Waccamaw
- July 28 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe Center
- August 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the National Night Out, Whiteville Police Dept. / City Hall
“We’re excited about having our mobile training equipment in each part of our community,” said Angie Ransom, Dean of Business Careers and Technical Programs. “In the fall, we expect to have the trailer at each of the high schools in the area. This is our way of connecting with parents and students and letting them know about the cool equipment we will have in the fall semester.”
With the mobile lab making stops around Columbus County, Ransom explained that this is another opportunity to educate the public about the mobile lab’s ability to “take that training wherever it’s needed.” Ransom said one of the main goals of the workforce training lab is exposure to some of SCC’s many programs on campus.
“The beauty of College and Career Promise courses is that you don’t have to know what you want to study,” Ransom said. “You can try it on with the understanding that you don’t have to have it figured out.”
At these stops around the county, Ransom said that people can register to learn more information about classes and a chance to win an iPad.