Craven Community College starts new training program

CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) A new manufacturing program at Craven Community College is hoping to help employers fill vacancies with employees specifically trained in those fields.

This week the college began a brand new manufacturing program that's designed to not only help those looking to work in the manufacturing career hit the ground running, it will also help connect them with companies looking to hire.

It's a two week course that requires 80 hours of classroom and lab. It's called the Manufacturing Career Pathway Program and officials at the college say this program was really created to help fill a need companies say they have when it comes to finding employees with the appropriate skills.

Craig Ramey, Director of Communication for CCC says, "This program helps them with a lot of the skills they would need really just out of the gate, some soft skills as far as computer and being prepared to come to work and ready, but also more technical things."

The community college has a partnership with several local manufacturing companies in Craven County who have worked to make the program tuition free.

The college will be offering the program again in July and August for those interested in joining.