The Statesville Region heralds an outstanding labor force of over 80,000 people, with more than 12,000 jobs in manufacturing alone. Skilled workforce and customized worker training programs offered through local colleges make us a sought-after part of the Carolina Piedmont.
Iredell County Workforce Development Programs
North Carolina Manufacturing Institute – Access to qualified talent presents a strategic advantage to manufacturing firms. Increased demand for manufacturing skills in North Carolina has the potential to affect the trend of steady growth in US manufacturing. Regions can increase productivity and profitability by building a talent supply chain with the needed skills to fuel growth, and then developing and retaining that skilled talent over time.
The North Carolina Manufacturing Institute is a collaboration between private and public sector partners and investors to link and leverage assets and resources in order to:
- Close the manufacturing skills gap through workforce training and certification
- Improve the image of manufacturing employment opportunities among job seekers
- Assist manufacturing firms in improving recruitment, selection and retention of talent
Initiative Partners provide the visibility and guidance to develop the North Carolina Manufacturing Institute into an effective, sustainable and cost-effective talent supply chain initiative.
Mitchell Community College offers a variety of career services from continuing education, a Small Business Center, training for work, customized training and internship.