Customized Training - A Top Priority For Us!
Workforce is a key element of you and your client's business. Workforce availability and training is a priority for the Carolinas Gateway Partnership.

North Carolina 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. Today, the state's community colleges are widely recognized as the nation's leader in industry focused training.
Edgecombe Community College President, Dr. Greg McLeod, interviewed with Spokesperson for Carolinas Gateway Partnership, Jean Kitchin on a discussion on Customized Training.

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 local community college serving the area in which the company is located. For the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, that service is provided by two community colleges; Edgecombe Community College with their main campus in Tarboro and Nash Community College with its main campus in Nashville. Both community colleges have satellite campuses in Rocky Mount and can serve students across our region.
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 based on clients' specific needs. 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. Local training teams will work with employers to break down individual jobs into defined functions and build logical learning sequences to train students for the real world workplace. The key to success is the partnership between industry and our training leaders.
Meet Our Customized Training Leaders
Edgecombe Community College and
Nash Community College can train your future workforce for nearly any job!
Contact Edgecombe Community College today to learn how they can help address your workforce recruiting and training needs!

Dennis Hackett
Director of Customized Training - Business & Industry
(252) 618-6609

Contact Nash Community College today to learn how they can help address your workforce recruiting and training needs!

Wendy Marlowe
Vice President, Corporate & Economic Development/CEDO
(252) 451-8243

Our Program Yields Results
Local Industry Testimonials

Read what local industries had to say about their customized training experience!
"The Customized Training Program has been an asset to our company and has aided tremendously in the effective development of our workforce."

- Gail Minchew
Training Coordinator
Keihin Carolina System Technology, LLC
Tarboro, NC
"It has been a pleasure working with Edgecombe Community College. The staff is very accommodating and knowledgeable. They worked with us to schedule as many classes as possible. This is a challenge, especially with our schedule."

- Charles Gilmore
Maintenance Training Supervisor
Sara Lee Frozen Bakery
Tarboro, NC
"Educational partnerships have proven valuable to Draka's operations. We get a lot of support from local colleges."

- Sterrett Lloyd
Draka Elevator Products
Rocky Mount, NC
Interested In Learning More?
Other Workforce Training Partners
To learn more about the Customized Training Programs available in our area, see the links below:

North Carolina Community College System —
Edgecombe Community College —
Nash Community College —
Turning Point Workforce Development Board —
Contact Us Today!
Our workforce is ready to work for you! Give us a call today or come visit and let us help you plan your next project or expansion!
386 SW Main St
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Direct: 252-442-0114
Fax: 252-442-7315

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