Businesses cite North Carolina’s high quality workforce as a key factor in their decisions to locate or expand in the state. North Carolina provides a variety of services to help people find jobs and achieve their career goals. Our statewide workforce system also connects businesses with skilled job seekers.
Carteret County is certified as an ACT Work Ready Community. This multi-level certification will help:
Employers can take advantage of many free programs and services to:
Carteret County NCWorks Career Center provide services including, but not limited to:
North Carolina offers free customized job training and retraining for manufacturing companies employing 13 or more workers. North Carolina has long been a leader and innovator in customized industrial and business training initiatives. With 58 campuses, the highly acclaimed North Carolina Community College System is one of the largest, most advanced community college systems in the nation.
Carteret Community College, part of North Carolina Community College System, is the primary delivery vehicle for state-sponsored training programs in Carteret County.
A comprehensive array of free or low-cost training programs, support services and resources are available through the college to new and existing companies.
Carteret Community College representatives work with employers to identify training requirements and design a program tailored to meet their needs. Courses can be taught at the community college campus or in the workplace at times that are convenient to employers. The program is designed to react quickly to the needs of businesses and to respect the confidential nature of proprietary processes and information within those businesses.
Businesses and industries eligible for support through the Customized Training Program include:
In order to receive assistance, eligible businesses and industries must demonstrate two or more of the following criteria:
For more information contact:
Betsy M. DeCampo, Business and Industry Coordinator
Carteret Community College
NC MARTEC is a state-of-the-art marine technology training facility on the Carteret Community College campus located adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway in Morehead City. The facility, the only comprehensive marine technology training facility in the Mid-Atlantic Region, offers customized and curriculum training in maritime trades, including:
NCMARTEC also offers custom tailored employee training opportunities that focus on new products and procedures.
NCMARTEC recently joined the A.B.Y.C Marine League of Schools (American Yacht & Boat Council) and is now able to award multiple A.B.Y.C technician certifications to qualifying graduates from our Boat Manufacturing & Services diploma programs. Upon graduation, students will have met the required A.B.Y.C training credits and will qualify to exam for internationally recognized industry certifications. Current A.B.Y.C certifications offered through NCMARTEC include: Composite Boat Builder Technician, Marine Service Technology Technician, Marine Systems Technician, Marine Electrical Technician, & A.B.Y.C Standards Technician.
Offered through North Carolina Eastern Region community colleges, ACT WorkKeys is a program administered by ACT – an internationally recognized educational assessment and testing organization. ACT WorkKeys helps identify aptitude and build on it. Many larger companies have implemented WorkKeys programs to improve their ability to match people with jobs, to help motivate employees and help increase productivity.
The program can help your business find and keep the right people in the right roles. It can help you pinpoint the skills of current employees to maximize their potential and value. The program helps employers and employees benefit each other by lowering the risk of job loss for employees and helping employers develop employees’ skills.
ACT WorkKeys is an assessment system that measures real-world skills, and is the basis for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). The NCRC is awarded based on assessment scores in foundational workplace skills such applied mathematics, reading for information and locating information.
For more information on the Work Ready initiative and WorkKeys:
Perry Harker, Vice President
Carteret Community College