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 businesses 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 Center for Workforce Excellence provides customized training and corporate education 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.

Spring 2020 Open Enrollment Courses 

Gaston College’s Business and Industry Training offers training courses and programs ranging from industry-specific technical skills, as well as Leadership, LEAN, and forklift training. These open enrollment courses are offered at either our Dallas, Kimbrell or Lincoln Campuses and are available to the general public for a fee. If you have a need that is not listed, we may be able to set up a class in your business location.

ACTIVE SHOOTER: SURVIVE

Learn how to recognize potential workplace violence behaviors, who to contact to prevent an incident, and how to make decisions to help save lives during an active shooter incident.
June 18, 9 a.m.-noon
Dallas Campus, CAM 133
$55 per person

COMMUNICATING WITH GRACE IN THE WORKPLACE

Examine the communication process and get the tools necessary to become a more effective communicator in the workplace. Attendees will learn graceful communication techniques leading to effective communication as a means of building a positive team environment.
June 9, 5:40-8:30 p.m.
Dallas Campus, CAM 133
$90 per person

CONTROL THE BLEED

Death from blood loss can occur within five minutes, so knowing how to stop it is critically important to survival rates. Learn basic techniques to control bleeding such as pressure, wound packing, and use of tourniquets.
June 18, 1-3 p.m.
Dallas Campus, CAM 133
$45 per person

ELIMINATING STORMWATER AND WASTEWATER POLLUTION

Join a Certified Storm Water Inspector to learn more about preventing contamination that can adversely affect our water quality. This course will review Clean Water Act/NPDES, Storm Water and Sanitary Sewer, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination, Storm Water Pollution and Wastewater preliminary and primary.
June 1, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dallas Campus, CAM 133
$125 per person

FIRST AID, CPR, AED, BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

Learn how to respond quickly and effectively to life-threatening situations in this in-depth course that meets Center for Disease Control, OSHA and National Fire Protection Agency guidelines.
June 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dallas Campus, CAM 133
$95 per person

FORKLIFT: BASIC OPERATOR 

Gain the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to operate a sit-down counterbalanced, LP gas-powered forklift. Learn safety aspects, operations, basic maintenance, and OSHA compliance issues. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will earn an operator’s certificate. Age 18+ only.
May 21, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dallas Campus, LIF 105 or
June 18, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dallas Campus, LIF 107
$85 per person

GENERAL INDUSTRY OSHA 10-HR

Taught by an OSHA Certified Instructor, General Industry OSHA 10-HR is designed for workers in the medical, warehousing, manufacturing and other industries. Topics include exit routes, emergency action plans, fire prevention and protection, bloodborne pathogens, lockout/tagout, hazard communication, electrical, personal protective equipment, safety and health programs, machine
guarding, and fall protection.
June 15-16, 10 a.m.-4:10 p.m.
Dallas Campus, CAM 133
$120 per person

HAZWOPER 8 HOUR REFRESHER

Obtain your required annual retraining in this 8 hour Hazwoper technician course that includes regulations, basic identification of hazardous materials, HazMat response terms, PPE, spill leak, and fire response, clean-up and remediation.
June 19, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Dallas Campus, CAM 133
$120 per person

IMPROVING CUSTOMER SERVICE IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

Learn more about the importance and value of becoming a customer-centric business in the manufacturing industry. Explore the many aspects of customer expectations and how valuable a personalized experience can be to your customers, distributors and others.
June 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Dallas Campus, CAM 133
$90 per person

RETENTION TENSION – LEARN WHAT YOUR EMPLOYEES REALLY THINK

If employee retention is a key HR metric in your organization, don’t wait until the exit interview to find out why they’re leaving. As HR professionals and hiring managers you’ll learn how to interview and survey staff to understand the current employee mindset about work/life balance, culture, work conditions, and other factors that either keep or drive away employees.
June 11, 9 a.m.-noon or
June 24, 5-8 p.m.
Dallas Campus, CAM 133
$90 per person

 

Registration

Please read the following instructions on how to register for courses online and by Letter of Authorization. 

How to Pay Online:

Prepayment by credit card is available by registering and following the below instructions for our WebAdvisor system.

  1. Click the sign up icon below
  2. Click “Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes”
  3. In the search box, type in the course name or a keyword in the course name (example: Forklift); the search results will display the course results.
  4. Click the box beside the course that you would like to register for; click “submit”.
  5. Fill out the personal identification form, then click “submit”.  You will then be prompted to pay by credit card.

Letter of Authorization (LOA) Request:

For companies requesting to do a letter of authorization (LOA) and be billed after the class, please email conners.latoya@gaston.edu with the following information:

  1. Courses/workshops you are requesting your employees attend.
  2. Please include the number of employees that will be attending and your billing address. Once your request has been sent, you will receive a letter of authorization via email to sign and complete before the course(s) begin. 

 

Contact

For more information about classes in Lincoln County, contact:

Emily Hansley, Coordinator – LC 109
hansley.emily@gaston.edu 
704.748.5259

For more information about classes in Gaston County, contact:

Latoya Conners, Coordinator – DSC 201
conners.latoya@gaston.edu
704-922-6547