Whether you’re a manufacturing veteran, or want to get in on the ground floor of one of our innovative companies, Cleveland County provides resources to jumpstart and accelerate your career. Cleveland County manufacturing firms offer on-the-job training, tuition reimbursement and other resources that make it easy to increase your earning power and hone technology-specific skills. Whether it’s support for online classes toward your MBA at Gardner-Webb University, reimbursement for a certificate program at Cleveland Community College, or in-house management training, Cleveland County manufacturers are committed to growing their team and promoting from within to build a better company culture. Read on to learn about the resources available to you in Cleveland County.
Cleveland County is proud to be home to Gardner-Webb University, which offers flexible classes and nationally recognized online programs that make it possible to earn your undergraduate or MBA degree while you grow your career.
Another great local education resource is Cleveland Community College, which offers two-year Associate Degree programs and 15-hour Certificate programs is areas such as Electronics Engineering Technology, Electrical Maintenance and Automation and Lean Manufacturing. Cleveland Community College also offers 16-week job training academies for people looking to skill-up or make a transition from another career into manufacturing. Special academies include the CNC Technology Academy, the Welding Academy and the Robotics Academy. Financial assistance is available for most academies. On top of that, many area manufacturers offer tuition reimbursement and flexible hours to help you complete your studies while you earn a paycheck. Visit our Education page to learn more.
A partnership between Cleveland County Schools, Cleveland Community College and the Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership (CCEDP) recently launched a new Advanced Manufacturing Academy (AMA) to directly prepare high school students to enter the workforce with competitive manufacturing jobs after graduation.
The program, which is open to rising 11th grade students in the Cleveland County Schools system, consists of online high school courses, community college programs and work-study opportunities at local manufacturing companies. Program participants will graduate with technically-focused high school and community college diplomas and many of the important skillsets that Cleveland County manufacturers are looking for in potential employees.
In Cleveland County, we care about the success and happiness of our people. That’s why we work together at the county level with area manufacturers to ensure that you have the resources and skills to succeed. The Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership (CCEDP) partners with Gardner-Webb University, Cleveland Community College, Cleveland County Schools and other training providers to support the development of Cleveland County’s workforce. These customized training programs make Cleveland County a great place to work and grow a business.
Cleveland County is looking for hard workers and dynamic thinkers across different experience levels and interests. With that in mind, here are five tips to help you land the job you want.