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Suess Receives Construction MESH Certificate from NCSU


Surry Community College’s Lead Instructor for Construction Management Anthony “Tony” P. Suess of Mount Airy has earned the Construction Manager of Environmental, Safety and Health (MESH) certificate. The MESH certificate series is sponsored by NC State University, the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina, and the N.C. Department of Labor.

“The Department of Labor is extremely pleased that Mr. Suess has been named as a recipient of the Construction Manager of Environmental, Safety and Health certificate,” N.C. Labor Commissioner Cherie K. Berry said. “The certificate reflects a commitment to workplace safety and health, an objective that we consider essential in making sure that workers in this state go home safe at the end of the workday.”

The MESH program is designed to increase the professionalism of environmental, safety and health managers at governmental, commercial, and manufacturing sites in North Carolina through a rigorous series of continuing education programs. The MESH program strives to recognize these managers, raise industry standards, and increase the value of these practitioners to their employers and others to whom their services are provided.

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Surry Community College offers a variety of courses in construction, electrical, and heating and cooling systems. These classes are offered through the Workforce, Technologies & Community Education department for skill-seeking students.

Individuals can learn the supervisory, managerial side of the Construction Trades industry by gaining insight on labor relations, scheduling, bid strategies and other crucial skills, as well as obtain hands-on training in carpentry, HVAC, or electrical systems installation and repair by participating in projects to assist community organizations at Surry.

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Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as North Carolina students for Workforce Training courses. There are many grants and scholarship opportunities available to help pay for many of the courses. Complete the form at to see if you are eligible. Surry Community College can assist students with job search, job applications and resumes. For more information or to register for a class, call (336) 386-3618. You may also register online at

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