A legacy of doing things differently.

Find your edge in North Carolina. The first state training program of its kind, we partner with the North Carolina Community College System to provide the customized training you need to achieve your business goals. Our long tradition of collaborative partnerships and deep bench of resources can help you usher in your next phase of growth.

North Carolina ranks


in regional workforce development in 2020.

Upskill. Reskill. Learn new skills. Press your competitive advantage. We’re here to help your employees master new technologies, keep pace with business trends, and unlock their potential. We’ll help you develop and execute tailored recruitment, screening, and training processes built to meet your company’s needs. Provide professional development for your employees to help grow your bottom line.

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Training that moves the needle.

We develop tailored recruitment, screening, and training processes built to achieve your unique business goals. Whatever your needs, we can work with our community colleges and their industry-recognized partners on a customized program that meets the demands of your business.

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Strategic Workforce Consultation

Tell us about yourself, your goals, and your vision for the future. We'll identify the timeline, training, and resources you need. Then, we'll develop a plan to realize your vision.

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Pre-Employment Training & Assessment

Identify how your candidate needs to grow. Then, together, we make it happen. We conduct an evaluation based on your criteria, and complete subsequent training if we find gaps.

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Post-Hire Technical Training

We create a program that’s developed just for you: your requirements, your technology, and your business targets.

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Leadership and professional development

We’re invested in you at every level. Our team will address your continuum of leadership needs, including soft skills, from organizational dynamics and management styles to interpersonal communication and inventory control.

Support across every type of industry.

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Advanced Manufacturing

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Automative, Truck & Heavy Machinery

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BioTech & Pharma

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Business & Financial

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Corporate HQs

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Customer Support Centers

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Food Processing & Manufacturing

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Information Technology

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Plastics & Chemicals

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Warehousing & Distribution Centers

No matter what you do, we can support your future growth.

“Compared to experiences in other states, the customized training is second to none.”

Wilfredo Ortiz

VP & Site Head

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Monroe, NC

“The fit was bang-on perfect.”

Sarah Myers

HR Generalist

Telephonics Corp.

Elizabeth City, NC


A few companies that have found their edge in North Carolina:

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To access NC Edge Customized Training Incentives, your company must:

1. Belong to one of the following industries:

Manufacturing Information Technology Life Sciences Regional or National Warehousing / Distribution Center Customer Support Center Air Courier Services National Headquarters.

2. Companies must meet two or more of the following criteria:

Make an appreciable capital investment Deploy new technology Create new jobs Expand an existing workforce Enhance the productivity and profitability of operations within North Carolina Enhance the skills of workers.

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North Carolina Community College System
Office of Economic Development


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