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 Center for Workforce Excellence 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 offers training courses and programs ranging from industry-specific technical skills, as well as Leadership, LEAN, and forklift trainings. 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.


For more information about classes in Lincoln County, contact:

Emily Hansley, Coordinator – LC 109 

For more information about classes in Gaston County, contact:

Latoya Conners, Coordinator – DSC 201