Workforce Development

Davidson and Davie Apprenticeship Consortium (DDAC)

People working on toolDavidson - Davie Community College, with campuses in Davidson and Davie counties, has worked with several major employers to establish and sustain an advanced manufacturing apprenticeship consortium. The initiative is funded partly by a $196,000 grant from the Duke Energy / Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation for specialized equipment and scholarships, with additional support from the Davidson County EDC and the Davie County EDC.

Founding companies include KURZ Transfer Products, Ingersoll Rand, Avgol, EGGER Wood Products, Wolverine Proctor and BMK Americas. The apprenticeship consortium program targets students in Davidson and Davie counties, engaging them to explore and join their companies in a multi-year, paid education & work career path with guaranteed employment upon graduation from the program. For additional information, visit, Facebook and Youtube



Preparing For The Future Today,
Davidson - Davie Community College (DDCC) is proud to prepare an educated and strong workforce for Davidson and Davie counties and beyond.

With most DDCC students being residents of Davidson or Davie County and almost all students coming from within North Carolina, employers have abundant opportunities to hire graduates who are committed to the local area. DDCC ensures the skills being taught to students meet current workforce demands and offer a wide variety of programs, including the following.

  • Business and Accounting
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Machining
  • Computer Technology
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Automotive Systems
  • Welding

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Mission Statement: “To graduate creative innovators”

We believe students learn best through Project Based Learning where students are presented with a challenge or need from a real life situation, requiring active participation, collaboration and critical thinking from all team members to determine a solution. Students continuously work to improve through critique and revision in order to produce high quality work, which may access multiple standards in multiple subjects. Student work will showcase evidence of the process of learning to an audience.

Valley Academy is one of only ten STEM High Schools in North Carolina to be awarded highest NC STEM School of Distinction level, the MODEL Level of Achievement. Model Level STEM Schools of Distinction systemically interweave science, technology, engineering and mathematics into compliment coursework in the arts, career and technical education, English language arts, healthful living and world history. Model Level schools also maintain an established network of community relationships and strategies that foster purposeful connections between student studies and the world outside the classroom.

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Davidson County Workforce Development Board (DavidsonWorks)

DavidsonWorks is a partnership of public and private resources that provides workforce development solutions for employers and job seekers. DavidsonWorks also partners with other workforce development boards in the Piedmont Triad Region to leverage effectiveness and maximize results for your workforce needs.




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