A partnership between Sampson Community College and Southeastern Outdoor Products will provide quality training for the local workforce.
According to Katie Brown, director of Customized Training, the program will provide business and industry education, training and support services for new, expanding and existing businesses in Sampson County.
Through the program, the local college uses individualized needs assessments and consultations to design and implement targeted, customized training for organizations who need to upgrade workers’ skills because of technological and process advances. Brown said the program is geared to train the workforce to exhibit the productive and innovative culture for which the organization is known and is necessary to ensure its success.
The Customized Training Program is available to businesses and industries that conduct manufacturing, processing, distribution, and business services.
“The CTP is an added value to enhance skills and educational opportunities to create employee growth and development within an industry,” Brown said. “The skills are attained while on the job. This creates a seamless transition from the workplace into the training place.”
According to Brown, it is an advantage for the employees to become certified in areas of safety, computer technology, and process advances. The portable skills attained are a value added to the employees’ advancement within the workplace.
Southeastern Outdoor Products and Sampson Community College formed a partnership to provide training for the workforce. Southeastern, Brown shared, has entrusted the college to come into the business and work with employees in upgrading skill levels in the areas of industrial maintenance, safety, leadership, and computer technology.
“Each of the employees has been associated with knowledgeable and skilled instructors that will work diligently to further their educational needs in order to improve efficiency and productivity for the industry,” Brown explained.
Brown said the Customized Training Program will improve not only the company’s competitiveness, but serve as a driving force for local businesses and industries.