NECC finalist for national partnership award

NORFOLK - Northeast Community College and Nucor Corporation have been recognized as one of the top five corporate-college partnerships in the nation.  The OUtstanding Corporate Partnership Award was presented recently in San Francisco at a meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges.  College President Dr. Michael Chipps says the Outstanding Corporate Partnership Award recognizes the cooperative effort that provides employees for the Nucor Detailing Center. Since 2006, the Detailing Center has grown from a core of 12 employees to nearly 80 today, and 60 percent of those employees are graduates of the Northeast Community College drafting program. Northeast increased the size of the drafting program to meet Nucor’s needs.