Workforce Training Resouces
Blue Ridge Community College
Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) administers and delivers customized training for our area, as offered by the North Carolina Community College System. Customized Training Projects are available for businesses making a capital investment, deploying new technology, creating jobs, and/or expanding an existing workforce. Henderson County’s NC Works Career Center also operates on BRCC’s campus, offering a variety of services to Henderson County Job Seekers and Businesses.
Blue Ridge Community College Short-Term Credentials Program
Blue Ridge Community College’s short-term training and certifications improves the skills and wages for the local workforce. The short-term credentials program is a great asset for employers looking to mold their workforce for their specific needs efficiently. Programs include electronic engineering, healthcare, business, transportation, and more.
Made in Henderson County
Since 2012, the Made in Henderson County program has worked to enhance the connection between local industry and Henderson County Public Schools. The program has been replicated across the State of North Carolina and has exposed 4,000+ students to local employment through tours, targeted marketing initiatives, and apprenticeship training. Of those students, 20% show an increased interest in the field of manufacturing after exposure to Made in Henderson County.
The Land of Sky Regional Council formed the P20 Council in 2021. The P20 Council is composed of key stakeholders that foster educational attainment that leads to gainful employment. The council’s vision is to implement an educational attainment and workforce collaborative model that is sustainable, and which can be duplicated throughout other counties and states that provide long-term talent management solutions for local employers as they align educational objectives and outcomes to employment competencies.
First In Talent
The North Carolina Department of Commerce and Office of Governor Roy Cooper launched the First in Talent: Strategic Economic Development Plan for the State of North Carolina in 2021. The plan seeks to utilize the state’s resources in sourcing the best talent in the nation for businesses and industry. MyFutureNC serves as a partner in this plan – offering resources for educating North Carolina’s population for the current jobs available in North Carolina. These resources can be used by employers for ideas and creative ways to address workforce development in their organizations.