Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant employees are pictured with certificates they earned by completing specialized online courses from Nash Community College. Contributed photo

Cummins employees earn certificates for leadership and supply chain management

Nash Community College recently recognized 27 employees from the Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant for completion of business leadership and practical supply chain management certificates.

The college worked with the company to provide specialized online instruction tailored to meet industry needs. As a result, two cohorts were formed and employees earned the two certificates, each consisting of 15-16 college credit hours that can be applied to further educational opportunities.

The coursework for supply chain management informs students about international and domestic movement of goods from the raw materials source through production and ultimately to the consumer. Courses include transportation, warehousing, inventory control, material handling, purchasing, computerization and supply chain operations.

Employees who participated in the business leadership certificate program were introduced to various aspects of the free enterprise system and were provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes and an understanding of business in a global economy.

“NCC’s emphasis in online delivery gives students the same quality service online as the students in face to face, on-campus courses,” explained Lane Freeman, department chair for Nash Online, the college’s division of online studies. “Added services enhance the student experience, affording convenience, flexibility and efficiency while students pursue training off-campus.”

In response to industry needs, Cummins employees are also currently working to earn a certificate in data management and analysis through the computer information technology department at Nash Community College.

“NCC applies engaging online instructional strategies that are proven to support student success,” Freeman said.

“ In addition to these certificate programs, the college also offers two-year degrees, diplomas and various other certificate programs entirely online. Our online programs are ideal for working adults like the individuals in these cohorts who are seeking flexible convenient course schedules while managing full-time employment and other responsibilities.”

Cummins employees who completed Nash Community College certificate programs are Sharson Denise Arrington, Jessica N. Barnes, Lori Shultz Bass, Janeen M. Daniels, Lisa Dew, Katina Richardson Fox, Tylisha Hunter-Battle, Donovan Jerido, Audriette Joyner, David William Judd.

Also, Shamisa G. Meeks, Phyllis D. Mayo, Donald McFarlin, Cynthia Nicholson Mills, Tony Nellis, Timothy Nicol, Angela K. Nicholson, Vanette W. Pope, Tammy Linette Silver, Cindy G. Smith, Winston T. Sweet, Damien Taylor, Thomas C. Tippett, Christina Valentine, Jessica W. Vinson, Melanie Williams and Chantal Wright.

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