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What career is right for you? It certainly can feel like an overwhelming decision, whether you’re choosing a first career or considering a change. Think about it – most people spend half their waking hours on the job. The right career is one that satisfies you as well as pays the bills. PCC offers a multitude of options in a wide range of fields such as health care; computer technology;...

New Program Calls Upon Student Mentors to Help Improve Retention

The start of the 2016 Fall Semester at Pitt Community College marked the beginning of a new initiative aimed at improving student retention through increased personal contact from student mentors. An offshoot of PCC’s “Way to Success” initiative, which involves employee success coaches mentoring students, the Bruiser’s Crew Peer Mentoring Program calls upon experienced student mentors...

Villa Verde: “A Platform for Good”

Little Maiah Bastardo bursts through the kitchen door in a puffy pink jacket, the toddler pulling her smiling mother, Eridania, in tow. Her husband, Yordanys Bastardo, who goes by “Jay”, wasn’t far behind. He emerged from the kitchen, straightening his shirt before being bombarded with smiling customers wanting to shake his hand. Having become a small-town success story after using Pitt...
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PCC Small Business Center Awarded for Big Achievements in 2016

By practically any measure, 2016 will be remembered as a banner year for the Pitt Community College Small Business Center. The facility began drawing praise in September, after an N.C. Small Business Center Network (NCSBCN) report showed it to be the state’s best in terms of small business startups. In fact, the center ranked fifth overall among the 58-member network and placed in the top 10 of...
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How to Diversify Your Business – It’s an Art!

Amidst whimsical walls filled with more than 300 types of paintable pottery, you’ll most definitely hear Painted Peacock owner Susan Bucci’s bubbly laughter before you see her. Formerly named the “Accidental Artist,” Bucci bought the business and transformed it into the popular paint-your-own pottery studio in Greenville’s Arlington Village…a business venture made all the more...
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Engineer Your Career: An Affordable Pathway to Success

Are you creative? Inquisitive? Have a good imagination? Do you enjoy figuring out how things work and making them work better? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, you may want to consider a career in engineering! Engineers design, test, manage, and improve items like household appliances, computer chips, and cars. You can do just about anything in the profession, including...
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