Cummins names classroom at NCC


NCC officials, staff, students and graduates pose for a photograph with Cummins Rocky Mount Plant officials after the company named a classroom in Nash Community College’s new Advanced Manufacturing building.


From Contributed Reports

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant recently named a classroom in Nash Community College’s new Advanced Manufacturing building.

The instructional space, featuring Cummins’ branding, is utilized by students preparing for various types of work in the advanced manufacturing industry including those enrolled in Blue Print Reading, Machining and Industrial Safety courses.

For over 50 years, Nash Community College has built a reputation as a local training provider for advanced roles in manufacturing. College leaders work with area industry to respond to its unique training needs. The state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing facility is home to Electrical Systems Technology, Computer-Integrated Machining and Electronics Engineering Technology programs, including robotics and a simulated manufacturing laboratory.

“Cummins has been a longtime partner with NCC as the college responds strategically to the complex needs of their industrial sector,” NCC Vice President of Corporate and Economic Development and Chief Economic Development Officer Wendy Marlowe said. “I believe our strong relationship has built trust among their leaders and recruiters as they seek to improve the skills of current employees, and as they seek new talent as well.”

Cummins also supports prospective employees during their studies at Nash Community College through a work study scholarship program.