Customized Training Program


The Customized Training Program supports the economic development efforts of the State of North Carolina by providing education and training opportunities for eligible businesses and industries.


  • Combines the services of the former New and Expanding Industry Training (NEIT) Program
  • Includes the services of the former Focused Industry Training (FIT) Program
  • Allows more effective response to business and industry needs
  • Offers programs and training services to assist new and existing business/industry
  • Provides opportunity for business/industry to remain productive, profitable, and within the state
  • The program was developed in recognition of the fact that one of the most important factors for a business or industry considering locating, expanding, or remaining in North Carolina is the ability of the state to ensure the presence of a well-trained workforce.


  • Designed to react quickly to the needs of businesses and industries
  • Designed to respect the confidential nature of proprietary processes and information
  • Provides support of full-time production and direct customer service positions
  • Enhances the growth potential of companies located in the state
  • Prepares workforce with essential employment skills for emerging technologies

Eligible Businesses/Industries

  • Manufacturing; Technology Intensive (i.e., Information Technology, Life Sciences)
  • Regional or National Warehousing and Distribution centers
  • Customer Support Centers; Air Courier Services
  • National Headquarters (with operations outside North Carolina)
  • Civil Service Employees (providing support to U.S. military installations located in the state)

Requirements for Assistance (Must demonstrate two or more of the following)

  • The business is making appreciable capital investment.
  • The business is deploying new technology.
  • The business is creating jobs, expanding and existing workforce or enhancing the productivity and profitability of the operations within the state; and
  • The skills of the workers will be enhanced by the assistance.

Contact Information

Eddie Foster
Executive Director of Ops. WFD, Military Affairs, New Bern