N.C. State Board approves cutting-edge programs at GTCC, other colleges

Published on: May 28, 2024
A person checks a battery to make sure it still has juice.
Guilford Technical Community College will offer students an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of Lithium-ion battery principles, battery manufacturing processes, and testing.

The N.C. State Board of Community Colleges approved several new programs and certifications at the April 19 board meeting, demonstrating the importance of preparing students for emerging industries, including the GTCC Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing program. As electric cars grow in popularity, the need for their batteries increases. GTCC's battery manufacturing program is teaching students how to meet that need. "By prioritizing active listening to employers, maintaining agility, and responding swiftly to market demands, we're ensuring that educational offerings remain relevant and impactful," said State Board Chair Tom Looney.

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