RMI Info Session Set for March 31

February 17, 2020

Wayne Community College will hold an information session for individuals who are considering going into the insurance field.

The session will be held 5:30-7 p.m. on March 31 in Rooms 101 and 104 of the Walnut Building on the college’s campus in Goldsboro.

It will include a panel discussion on the risk management and insurance industry, jobs, salaries, and internship possibilities. Panel members will also take questions from session participants. The panelists will be Gaston Lewis with O’Berry & Lewis Insurance, Sheri McKee with Atlantic Casualty Insurance Company, and Stuart Powell with the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina.

Other insurance professionals will be on hand to discuss prospects in their agencies.

WCC instructors will be available to discuss the college’s new Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) associate degree program, the first one fully implemented in a North Carolina community college.

The RMI program was instituted at the request of local insurance agency professionals who saw a need for more claims adjusters, insurance agents, and underwriters, according to WCC Business and Accounting Department Chair Erin LeGrand.

Among the advantages of WCC’s program are the flexibility allowed by online courses as well as traditional and evening options, small classes of 15-20 students, and courses with zero textbook costs, LeGrand explained.

Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves 11,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 140 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.

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