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Services to Business & Industry

Basic Forklift Operator Industrial Fire Brigade Training
BioNetwork 
Learning Solutions Center
Leadership Essentials
Customized Training Programs OSHA General Health and Safety Courses 
Ed2Go-Pro Small Business Center
Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Training Spanish for the Work World 

Basic Forklift Operator

Courses highlight safety aspects, operations, basic maintenance, and OSHA compliance issues and earn an operator's certificate to operate a sit-down counterbalanced, LP gas powered forklift. In forklift Train-the-Trainer, students learn how to train others to operate a forklift, based on the requirements of the OSHA Standard. For information email cash.cynthia@gaston.edu or call 704.922-6447.

 

BioNetwork Learning Solutions Center

Develops interactive learning solutions using tools such as webinars, multimedia, simulations, flash modules, and serious games.  Also serves as a resources for BioTechnology/Life Sciences companies within the college's service area.  For information email shoaf.vernon@gaston.edu or call 704.922.2228.

 

Customized Training Programs

Available for all businesses and industries in Gaston and Lincoln counties. For information  email metcalfe.diane@gaston.edu or call 704.922.6448.

 

Ed2Go-Pro

Ed2Go Pro offers a variety of instructor-facilitated online classes to meet the needs of your employees. Each class is offered in a six-week format and is available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.

 

Heartsaver CPR & First Aid Training

Gaston College offers courses designed for your workplace safety training, striving to meet the demands of a diverse workforce, offering a variety of teaching formats, and training at multiple locations.  For information email spitler.kent@gaston.edu or call 704.922.6249.

 

Industrial Fire Brigade Training

These classes are customized to the needs of specific industry groups and are offered at our state of the art training facility or at the industry site. All classes are taught by specially trained and certified fire/rescue instructors to current state and national training standards. For information email crisp.josh@gaston.edu or call 704-922-6258.

 

Leadership Essentials

Explore the universal essentials of leadership. This course is appropriate for the seasoned manager, new team leader, or someone preparing for promotion. Motivation, communication, time management, and other skills will be covered in a dynamic participant-driven approach. Manual included in the cost of the course. For information email cash.cynthia@gaston.edu or call 704.922-6447.

 

OSHA General Health and Safety Courses

These courses are offered 10  or 30 hours in length and provide participants an opportunity to learn skills and knowledge about protecting the health and safety of personnel, with a focus on OSHA compliance issues. Topics will include, but are not limited to OSHA Regulations, Hazard Communication, and Material Handling and Electrical Safety. For information email cash.cynthia@gaston.edu or call 704.922-6447.

 

Small Business Center

Gaston College's Small Business Center is one of 58 across the State of North Carolina. The SBC's were initiated by the NC General Assembly to aid small businesses since small business are the backbone of NC's economy. Since the mid 1980's, this network has provided how to seminars at no charge, resource centers, and one-on-one counseling for small business owners and prospective owners. To schedule a counseling session email cash.cynthia@gaston.edu or call 704.922-6447. For an up-to-date listing of our SBC Seminars please go to: http://startabiz.gaston.edu/public/programs.asp

Visit the Start-A-Biz web site for information and resources on starting a small business.

 Spanish for the Work World

This course is designed to provide beginning Spanish for those individuals who need to communicate with Spanish speaking employees and clients. Time will also be devoted to cultural differences. Little or no previous Spanish experience is needed. For information  email hoyle.gail@gaston.edu  or call 704-922-2244 OR email hollars.beth@gaston.edu or call 704-922-6250.

 

 

 

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