The North Carolina Customized Training Program at Gaston College supports economic development efforts through education and training opportunities for eligible businesses and industries in Gaston and Lincoln Counties. Our main purpose is to provide training to local business and industry through the Customized Training Program and our Open Enrollment Courses.

Business and Industry Training

Preparing the State's Workforce

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Gaston College’s Business and Industry Training provides customized training services to support full-time production and direct customer service positions that are created in NC and enhances the growth potential of these companies while also preparing the state’s workforce with the skills essential for successful employment in emerging industries.

Gaston College’s Business and Industry Training also offers training courses and programs ranging from industry-specific technical skills to Leadership Essential, LEAN, and forklift training. These open enrollment courses are offered at our Main Campus in Dallas and are available to the general public for a small fee.

A student operates a forklift

  • Basic Forklift Training
  • Forklift Train-the-Trainer
  • Introduction to Lean Manufacturing
  • Introduction to Lean Office
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Leadership Essential
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry

Contact

Cynthia Cash, Secretary – DSC 221
cash.cynthia@gaston.edu
704.922.6447

Diane Metcalfe, Director – DSC 221B
metcalfe.diane@gaston.edu
704.922.6448

Emily Houser, Coordinator – DSC 201
houser.emily@gaston.edu
704.922.6288