Henderson-Vance County EDC
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Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) is committed to the economic growth and development of the counties in its service area. Economic development is achieved primarily through helping individuals reach their educational potential for success in life. In addition to the opportunities for instruction offered through VGCC's curriculum programs, Vance-Granville offers specific programs tailored to provide assistance to local business and government in promoting the economic and social well-being of the community. VGCC assists companies in meeting their needs for a skilled workforce by tailoring and providing customized training programs. They do not only serve existing businesses or manufacturing but provide assistance to small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs through their Small Business Center.
VGCC offers more than 40 curriculum programs, in which students work toward certificates, diplomas and degrees. Area residents and businesses can also take advantage of a variety of Community & Economic Development opportunities, including the GED and Adult High School Diploma programs. High school students can also get a step ahead by starting their college education early with VGCC courses.
For the convenience of students, classes are scheduled during the day, at night and online. VGCC students generally find small classes that allow for personal attention from experienced instructors. At VGCC, a quality education is convenient, close to home and affordable. Whether you are looking for a high school diploma, job training, an associate degree, or the first two years of a four-year degree, Vance-Granville Community College is; "Your Gateway to Endless Possibilities".
Vance County Schools:
10 Elementary (pre K – 5th Grade)
2 Middle (6-8th grade)
3 High Schools (9-12)
The School System also has an Early College High School offering students a five-year program to complete their high school career while receiving two years of college course work.
In addition to the Vance County Schools there are;
Nearby Colleges and Universities
Vance County is also within easy access to some of the most prestigious research and liberal arts institutions of higher education all of which are within a one-hour drive of Henderson.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill)
North Carolina State University (Raleigh)
Duke University (Durham)
North Carolina Central University (Durham)
Peace College (Raleigh)
There are five other colleges and universities in the area.