safe digging partner of the month

GREENSBORO, NC (October 27, 2015) Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Construction Technologies Division has been selected as NC811’s Safe Digging Partner for October 2015. The award recognizes CPCC’s commitment to help educate future excavators about the dangers of digging around buried utilities in North Carolina.

In early 2015, instructors within the Construction Technologies Division incorporated the online Pipes Plus training as a homework assignment in several classes such as OSHA, Pre-Planning and Construction Management, Intro to Construction and Core Curriculum Basic Safety.

“CPCC has been a beta site for using the curriculum to educate future excavators. Students either log in remotely or in a classroom setting via iPads to take the training,” stated Ann Rushing, Education Manager for NC811. “This is truly the type of Safe Digging Partner that NC811 is looking for: an organization with a commitment to educating the future excavators of tomorrow.”

“NC811’s Safe Digging Partner program is a great initiative. It helps educate students about digging around buried utilities, as well as making the call to 811,” said Steve Corriher, Division Director at CPCC. “CPCC is committed to preparing the students to enter into the construction workforce with all the tools they need for their toolbox.”

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About NC811
Since 1978 North Carolina 811 has provided you a fast and easy communications link with your local utility providers. You give us your locate information, we transmit it to the utilities and then they send out locators to mark your underground lines for FREE. So remember, call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 three business days before you plan on digging.  More information about the services of NC811 is available at

About CPCC
Central Piedmont Community College is one of the largest community colleges in the Carolinas, offering nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs; customized corporate training; market-focused continuing education; and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. CPCC responds to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies. Established in 1963, CPCC has provided more than 50 years of service to Mecklenburg County residents, business and industry. For more information, see Connect with the college on social media. Find all of the CPCC profiles at