When Peter Hans became the president of the state’s community college system this past May, he pledged to visit all 58 community colleges in North Carolina. Recently, he visited Bladen Community College where he met with Dr. William Findt, BCC President and his leadership team. During the visit, Hans observed and commented “Our community colleges are very responsive to the needs of their local communities and Bladen Community College does just that.”
Findt added “The new construction of the STEM and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center on BCC’s campus is a shining example of how the college has responded to needs expressed by local employers for necessary skills for today’s workforce.”
BCC is one of 58 community colleges in North Carolina, and while there are similarities among the colleges and degrees and diplomas offered, they each are unique in that they work to meet the educational and workforce training needs of their communities. The NC Community College System was founded in 1963 and with 700,000 students enrolled, it is the third-largest system of higher education in the United States.