Wilkes Community College has partnered with local and regional sponsors to host the 2nd Annual Northwest North Carolina Forklift Rodeo. The event will be held on October 5, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot adjacent to Beacon Hall on the WCC campus.

First, second, and third place winners will receive prizes and awards, and all participants will receive an event tee shirt and lunch. The entry fee is $50 per team and a team can be comprised of 1 to 3 people. Companies may send as many teams as they wish. For more information or to register a team, contact Ricky Roten at 336-838-6113 or rcroten113@wilkescc.edu.

Wilkes Community College supports the manufacturing sector through a variety of educational opportunities in both Workforce Development and Community Education and Curriculum opportunities such as:

  • Forklift Certification
  • OSHA Safety Training
  • Customized Training Opportunities
  • Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology
  • Applied Engineering Technology
  • Opportunities for students to participate in Work-Based Learning at business and industry through their program of study

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October and recognizes the industry’s contribution to the economy, the local community, and to society as a whole. For more information on Manufacturing Day visit http://www.mfgday.com/.