Piedmont Community College has assisted many local businesses and industries with training. This has added greatly to the value and skill of the local workforce. Working closely with Person County Economic Development Director, and area industry leaders who are in need of basic training and financial assistance in training new hires or incumbent workers, PCC is a key partner in the facilitation of recruiting business and industry to the community.

The purpose of the CTP is to foster and support three key aspects of a company’s success:   Job Growth, Technology Investment, and Productivity Enhancement and we can assist new and existing businesses.

Let us help you make a difference in the bottom line, whether you’re creating jobs, investing in new machinery and equipment, or streamlining processes for efficiency, the key to success of having well trained employees.


Those businesses and industries eligible for support through this program include:          

  • 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 technical support to US military installations located in North Carolina

In order to receive assistance, eligible businesses and industries must demonstrate two or more of the following criteria:

  • The business is making an appreciable capital investment;
  • The business is deploying new technology;
  • The business is creating jobs, expanding an 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.

Client Feedback

“As we focus on our growth, we understand how important it is to have qualified and trained employees. One area of need is and will continue to be industrial and machinery maintenance. Qualified talent is already difficult to recruit and retain. However, partnering with great schools such as Piedmont Community College it is our goal to attract and employ local students who have received a quality education and who can enter the workforce with the skills and confidence to not only help our business grow and succeed, but also experience personal success as well.”        

Nikki Ward, former HR Manager- US Flue-Cured Tobacco

Training and Assessments

Let Piedmont Community College help your business be more effective by partnering with you to offer:

Skills Assessment – The College provides a nationally recognized assessment of individuals’ skills through the use of WorkKeys®. WorkKeys® assesses up to ten areas of skills. Three skill areas that lead to the NC Career Readiness Certificate are: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information. You’ll find more information at the National Career Readiness Website.

Training Funding – If you are new to the area or expanding your existing workforce, the College can work with you to develop a training plan that ensures that your new hires have the skills necessary to be effective. Call us BEFORE you start hiring in order to benefit from training funds.

Skills Training – PCC can provide customized training that meets the training needs of YOUR employees. Develop your employees into more skilled and knowledgeable workforce; PCC can help! The College provides skills professional instructors and flexible training hours that work for your schedule. The following are a few examples of the training offered:

  • Blueprint Reading 
  • Computer skills, software & applications
  • Forklift Training
  • Hydraulics 
  • Industrial Maintenance 
  • Industrial Troubleshooting
  • International & Quality Standards ISO/QS
  • Interpersonal Skills Training
  • Math & Measurements
  • Pneumatics
  • Programmable Logic Controls
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Soldering
  • Statistical Process Controls
  • Team Building
  • Welding

Job Profiling

– With ACT’s Job Profiling process, a PCC ACT-trained facilitator works collaboratively with groups of your employees to complete each job analysis. Employees serve as the subject matter experts who define the tasks and skills needed to perform a specific job successfully. An analysis of critical tasks and skills are identified and aligned with levels of effective performance. By matching the job profile information with individual scores on the WorkKeys® assessments, you can make reliable decisions about hiring, training, and program development needs. For those not meeting desired levels of knowledge, employees may enroll into KeyTrain® to improve their skills. For more information visit our WorkKeys® Job Profiling page.

Pre-Employment Training

Attracting a qualified workforce is critical to any employer. Piedmont Community College’s Pre-Employment training program is customized to employer needs so that companies find the most qualified employees for job openings.

Benefits of Pre-Employment Training:

  • Employers and potential employees have the ability to assess each other and determine if there is a job match. 
  • Make assessments of potential new employees to ensure they have the skills needed to be successful on the job.
  • Provide orientation information about the job and plant tours to ensure potential employees are suited to the working environment.

Pre-Employment Training Contents can be customized to fit your company needs. Below are a few examples:

  • Orientation to the company including work schedule, expectations and benefits
  • Plant Tour
  • Team Building
  • Interpersonal Skills & Work Ethics
  • Math and Measurement
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Reading & Writing
  • Safety & Health
  • Assessment Quizzes 

Pre-employment training may be delivered at no cost to companies who are expanding their workforce. Others pay a minimal registration fee per person plus material costs based on the length of the course.