Industry Services Training

Economic & Community
Development Division

Industry Services

Contact Us

Industry Services at the
Lee County Innovation Center

5825 Clyde Rhyne Dr.
Sanford, NC 27330

A well-trained workforce with up-to-date skills can mean the difference between profit and loss in modern industry. Central Carolina Community College's Industry Services office works with industries in Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties to maximize success through quality workforce training.

Customized Training Program

The North Carolina Community College System funds an industry Customized Training Program for both new and incumbent employees. Industry Services manages and coordinates the training in the college's service area. It works with stakeholders and subject matter experts at the particular industry to develop training projects. They are then presented to the NCCCS for approval and funding. Funding may cover assessment, instruction, materials, lease of training facilities, and other associated expenditures at little or no cost to the participating industry. Most training occurs at the industry site to minimize time off the floor.

Business and Industry Support

Industry Services also manages and coordinates Business and Industry Support through a state discretionary fund for low enrollment, high cost training programs. There is little or no cost to the industry. BIS may include such things as vendor training costs, certification courses for technical and other employees, and cases where full training projects are not needed.

BIS trains in many areas, including metalworking, welding, blueprint reading, safety/first aid/CPR, lean enterprise/5S, leadership/team skills, problem solving, OSHA, and quality.

Industries receiving training, so far, include bioprocess/pharmaceutical, metalworking, food, textiles, automotive, warehousing, plastics, assembly/contract manufacturing, electronics, and life sciences.

WIA Incumbent Workforce Development Program

North Carolina's Incumbent Workforce Development Program (IWDP) under the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) broadens the scope of the state's existing incumbent worker initiative. The purpose of the program is to help established North Carolina businesses provide training and education for current workers, which may result in improved employee productivity, reduced employee turnover and increased business competitiveness. The specific objectives of the IWDP include upgrading employee skill, increasing employee wages, providing training in portable (transferable) skills and contributing to business retention and competitiveness.

WIA funds are administered through local Workforce Development Boards; the Triangle South Workforce Development Board is housed at CCCC. To maximize resources, the business must demonstrate that it is not eligible for or has exhausted efforts to secure funding through the Customized Training Program or other existing programs.

Visit the IWDP website:


Chatham County Economic Development Corporation Harnett County Economic Development Lee County Economic Development Corporation
NCCCS Customized Training Program
NCCCS BioNetwork

For a complete listing of Industry Services contact information, click here.