Customized Training Program

Overview

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.

History/Background

  • 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.

Design/Purpose

  • 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
(252)-638-3919
fostere@cravencc.edu