A-B Tech to hold emergency preparedness drills March 31

Here’s the press release from A-B Tech Community College:

A-B Tech Community College will hold college-wide emergency preparedness fire drills at 10:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Monday, March 31. The drills will occur simultaneously on the College’s Asheville campus and at its Enka, Madison and A-B Tech South locations. Please be aware that these are only drills, and no action is required on the part of emergency responders or neighboring businesses or residents.

During the drills, A-B Tech students, faculty, staff and visitors will receive an announcement through the college’s outdoor mass notification system, the telephone system, email and other communication, and will be instructed to evacuate all buildings. An “all-clear” will be given at the conclusion of the drill, and normal college operations will resume.

About A-B Tech

One of 58 colleges in the North Carolina Community College System, A-B Tech offers associate degrees, diplomas or certificates in more 50 curriculum programs through its five academic divisions – Allied Health and Public Service Education, Arts and Sciences, Business and Hospitality Education, Emergency Services and Engineering and Applied Technology. The Division of Economic and Workforce Development/Continuing Education offers opportunities for specific job training and retraining and personal enrichment classes.

A-B Tech enrolls nearly 27,000 curriculum and continuing education students, and an estimated one in four Buncombe and Madison residents has attended a class at the College.

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