Thom Tillis, senior U.S. Senator from North Carolina, came to Central Piedmont's Central Campus today, where he discussed workforce training programs and saw several facilities in which students are gaining high-demand skills.
Central Piedmont President Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer welcomed Sen. Tillis and members of his staff to the college. The group toured Central Piedmont's machining and computer-integrated machining technology program areas and discussed how students in those programs acquire skills and knowledge that will lead to well-paying, high-growth careers in advanced manufacturing.
Senator Tillis also toured Central Piedmont's Leon Levine Health Sciences Center and its many simulation labs where healthcare program students gain valuable clinical experience. College leaders shared Central Piedmont's plans to expand its nursing and other healthcare programs in collaboration with educational and community partners.
Other discussion topics included new and emerging industry areas that will need community colleges to move quickly to develop training programs and establish talent pipelines. Central Piedmont was delighted to host Sen. Tillis and his staff members.