Workforce & Demographics
NC Community College System
More than 30 years ago, North Carolina created a new kind of economic development tool — company-specific customized training. North Carolina was the first state to recognize that training people for specific jobs in specific companies was a legitimate enterprise for a responsible and responsive government. No state has more experience in providing customized training. NC pioneered the nation’s first customized training program in 1958, and since has provided customized training for thousands of companies in almost every industrial category. The state’s history in initiating customized training is noteworthy because it served as the framework from which the current North Carolina Community College System was built. This heritage influences the state’s community colleges today, as they are widely recognized as the most industry training-focused community college system in the nation.
The North Carolina Community College System’s Customized Training Program is designed specifically to assist industries in workforce training. All training programs are administered by the community college serving the area in which the company is located. In Edgecombe and Nash Counties, that service is provided by Edgecombe Community College, with campuses in Tarboro and Rocky Mount, and Nash Community College with a campus in Nashville.
This local one-on-one connection guarantees constant attention and prompt response. Experienced and project-tested professionals help the local college design and operate customized training programs. The versatility of the Colleges’ workforce training service is virtually unlimited. Flexible and custom-designed training programs can accommodate almost any job found in a manufacturing or service company. If a job can be defined and arranged into a logical learning sequence, then Edgecombe Community College and Nash Community College can train people for it.
Customized Training Programs
To learn more about the Customized Training Programs available in our area, see the links below: