Workforce

Training and workforce development is one of Craven County’s top priorities. We partner with Craven Community College, local primary and secondary schools and non-profits to assist in the development of a high-quality, skilled workforce. Businesses here have access to training and employment opportunities provided by local and state agencies. In Craven County, we work together for your business’s success and development. 


Community Partners:

  • Craven Community College Workforce Development Department offers numerous courses designed to improve the productivity, professionalism, organizational culture and technical abilities of employees.  These courses range in duration from two hours to over 500 hours. The courses are designed to benefit manufacturing, construction trades, medical occupations, and many other businesses.
  • Customized Training Program
  • Organizational Performance Improvement Training
  • Business, Industry, and Technology Training
  • Technical Skills and Trades Training
  • Medical Programs and Skills Training
  • Environmental and Safety
  • Human Resources Development
  • Ed2Go On-Line Training
  • Public Safety/Services Training

A complete list can be found here, as well as an upcoming schedule here
 

  • NCWorks helps companies find and develop a strong workforce, by better aligning state and local services and resources to meet that goal.  Partners in the NCWorks initiative include the Department of Commerce Division of Workforce Solutions, the North Carolina Commission on Workforce Development, the North Carolina Community College System and hundreds of dedicated employees.
    The focus is on one goal: connecting North Carolina jobs with North Carolina people through the efficient use of resources, streamlined customer service for citizens and businesses, alignment of programs and a consistent, cohesive strategy all under one name NCWorks. 


  • Through a Regional Collaboration Grant, regional workforce and economic development partners have formed a collaborative effort known as the “Eastern Region Workforce Innovations Network” (WIN) which geographical boundaries encompassing thirteen North Carolina counties, including Craven County. The WIN partnership was established to focus on the region’s workforce development needs, priorities, and innovations to ensure a skilled workforce is available to retain good companies as well as attract new industries. Other partners within the Workforce Development Network include the Region’s public school systems, community colleges, private colleges, universities, Employment Security Commission, and JobLink Career Center partners.