NCMEP Resources for
Workforce Skills Training

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.

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.

Vocational Rehabilitation – NC Department of Health and Human Services

Serving the 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

Each NCWorks Career Center provides services to individuals with criminal records. Career center staff ensure job seekers have the necessary resources to conduct an effective job search.  To learn more, visit and click the Job Seekers tab.

TRACKS-CN Cyber4RAM Digital Badge – NCMEP

The Robotics/Automation and Cybersecurity Knowledge Sharing Coordination Network seeks to help students enhance their skill set by adding a new credential to it.  Our free digital badge that provides introductory cybersecurity training for those with a background in robotics/automation/mechatronics will be available at our website in fall 2022.