PDCCC sets grand opening date for new training facility

Published 7:30 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2019

By Wendy Harrison


The Paul D. Camp Community College Regional Warehouse and Distribution Training Facility serves as a boon to both local employers and students seeking local jobs. Although instruction has been underway since 2018, a grand opening has been set for the facility Wednesday, June 12, beginning at 11 a.m. with a brief presentation.

“We are so excited to have our forklift simulators available as well as student demonstrations in our warehouse,” said PDCCC Workforce Development Director Angela Lawhorne. Lunch will follow the presentation.

“We will have special remarks from the Governor’s office and the CEO and Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority, Mr. John Reinhart,” added Lawhorne.

Forklift, Reach Truck and Clamp Truck Operator sessions, Certified Logistics Associate and Certified Logistics Technician programs, as well as Warehouse and Distribution Foundations courses have been running from the facility, located in the back of The Tidewater News building on Armory Drive in Franklin.

Students may be eligible for scholarships and grants that cover the majority of tuition costs. Some of the graduates of the programs have also secured jobs within a week of completing training.

If you plan to attend the grand opening, please email Linda Riddick by Thursday, June 6, at lriddick@pdc.edu.

For more information about workforce programs, contact workforce development at workforce@pdc.edu or visit pdc.edu.

WENDY HARRISON is the public relations specialist for Paul D. Camp Community College. She can be reached at wharrison@pdc.edu.