Apprenticeships – NC Community Colleges |

An apprenticeship is a system of skilled occupational training designed specifically for your company to develop a vital and talented workforce. Training usually extends two to four years (or a shorter duration for pre-apprenticeships). An apprentice works on the job for an employer and is taught and supervised by an experienced person in the chosen occupation.

Bioprocessing Services – Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center |

The Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) is a unique, cross-disciplinary instructional center that provides educational and training opportunities to develop skilled professionals for the biomanufacturing industry. It also provides bioprocess development and analytical services to industry.

Customized Training – NC Community Colleges |

North Carolina’s statewide system of employee development and customized training provides one of the most highly skilled workforces in the nation. The NC Community College System (NCCCS) offers NCWorks, a free, customized job training and recruiting program for new and expanding businesses. It offers comprehensive training support ranging from a catalogue of established programs to customized curricula tailored to address specific business needs. NCWorks partners with the state’s 58 community colleges to provide employee education, training and support services in all 100 counties.

NCWorks Career Centers – NC Department of Commerce |

Career professionals offer assistance with advertising open positions, pre-screening applicants based on company requirements, and scheduling interviews in the manner preferred by the employer. NCWorks also houses a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information.

On the Job Training – NC Department of Commerce |

On-the-job training provides wage reimbursements for eligible employees to offset the cost of the loss of productivity for new hires while learning their jobs. Funding is also available to help train your existing workforce.

Rural Works!|

Rural Works! was created by a partnership between NC State Division of Academic and Student Affairs, the Office of Outreach and Engagement, and NC State Cooperative Extension to offering an engaging internship experience for high-caliber students who work with employers to achieve their workplace goals in rural North Carolina counties. NC State IES assists with making connections between students and internships in manufacturing facilities in rural NC.

Vocational Rehabilitation – NC Department of Health and Human Services |

Serving needs of individuals with disabilities via tools that identify skills needed for a job and skills and aptitudes of available candidates.

Reentry Initiative – NC Department of Commerce |

Federal Bonding: Businesses can receive individual fidelity bonds for hiring “at risk” applicants to protect the business against employee theft or dishonesty. The following criteria are considered significant barriers to employment: Disabilities; Homelessness; Unemployed for at least 27 weeks; Criminal background (released within the last 12 months); No high school diploma or GED; Low income; Between 18-24 years old.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit – NC Department of Commerce |

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit encourages employers to hire individuals who are qualified for open positions but face barriers to employment. Businesses can receive a one-time tax credit for hiring a qualified job applicant, including Recipients of Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), former offenders, vocational rehabilitation recipients, unemployed veterans, or veterans with a disability.

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