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Army Corps veteran finds next career move through CFCC

Brent Springer is a retired veteran who served with the Army Corps of Engineers . Among other tasks during his military career, Springer learned how to operate heavy equipment for building roads and bridges. Shortly after retiring from the military, Springer decided to pursue a career in construction as a civilian. He considered attending a  Read More

CFCC health and fitness science student develops youth exercise training program

After graduating from Coastal Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in health promotion, Myrtle Beach native, Jordan Hale, moved to Wilmington to pursue a career. She soon realized she wanted to incorporate fitness into a health marketing career. HEALTHY MIX That’s when Hale discovered CFCC’s Health and Fitness Science program. She was looking for a  Read More

CFCC student finds long term career with short term training program

After stepping back from a nursing career to raise her young family, Amanda Kurtz considered a career change. Until she knew what career to pursue, she decided to learn how to maintain the outboard motor on her family’s boat. Developing an Interest While searching for a boat maintenance course that would work with her busy  Read More

Electrical Apprenticeship Student Spotlight: Victor Morales

Immediately after high school, Victor Morales went to work for a farm in his hometown of Warsaw, NC. It didn’t take long for Morales to learn that farming wasn’t for him. A Promising Career Path Determined to start a new career path, Morales began working as an electrician’s helper for T.A. Woods Company , a  Read More

CFCC Culinary Arts student pursues dream of becoming a traveling chef

CFCC Culinary Arts Student Jasmine Springer can be patient in cooking. She waits for the water to boil and the souffle to rise. But when it comes to her culinary career, patience runs thin. She can’t wait to start. Early Start Determined and ready to begin her training, Springer shared her goals with her high  Read More

Catching up with CFCC Alumni Jose Garcia

On a recent trip to Wilmington, NC, CFCC Alumni José Garcia stopped in to visit the campus, faculty, and his little sister, Emily. We caught up with José, and he was happy to give us an update and share his success story! During his time at CFCC, José was very active on campus. Through his  Read More

CFCC student’s artwork selected for NC Museum of Art exhibit

CFCC Advertising and Graphic Design student Kennedy McAnally has always been passionate about graphic design. A lifelong lover of magazines, billboards, logos, and typography, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in magazine design, layout, and publication. Laying Out the Process After graduating from Ashley High School in 2021, McAnally began researching design schools.  Read More

CFCC Software Development Student Starts Job as I.T. Specialist

On a whim, CFCC Information Technology student Ernest Cates is taking his side hustle and turning it into a career. Cates has always had an interest in computers. He spent his spare time working on side projects with web development and dabbled in game programming. Cates enjoyed it so much that he decided to get  Read More

CFCC Student Receives Inaugural Scholarship

While thinking about various future careers, Maria Torres decided to take the masonry course offered at her high school. She discovered she had a knack for brick masonry. Torres enjoyed masonry so much that she studied it throughout high school. Encouraged by her masonry teacher, Torres entered 25 masonry competitions. She won several of them  Read More

The Many Sides of Jason Mott: CFCC Graduate, Best Selling Author, Nicolas Cage Fan

Jason Mott casually sits behind the podium to address the audience gathered at the New Hanover County Northeast Library. Despite his claim of being an introvert, Mott comfortably shares stories about his writing process and the struggles of becoming a published author. An Author on a Book Tour. Sounds Familiar At this event, Mott promotes  Read More