Community Action Agency partners with the NC Manufacturing Institute

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 26, 2017

SALISBURY — Job training is the focus of a new partnership between the Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency and the North Carolina Manufacturing Institute of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

The Manufacturing Institute provides scholarships and training to help candidates obtain a manufacturing certification.

During the course of the program, the institute also organizes a job fair that includes several regional employers to ensure a higher probability of getting a good job with benefits.

The Community Action Agency’s family services director, Dione Adkins-Tate, has been working closely with the  Manufacturing Institute, another resource for career-focused people in the agency’s Community Services Block Grant program.

Keri Allman of RCCC said the Manufacturing Institute presents an opportunity.

“Since the inception of the NCMI, I’ve seen lives changed and stronger families are created,” Allman said.

The institute strives to prepare candidates to be competitive in the job market, helping them obtain the skills and knowledge to be successful in any manufacturing company in the country.

“I want potential candidates to understand that this is an opportunity for people with or without experience to stand out from other job seekers,” Allman said.

The Manufacturing Institute works to close manufacturing gaps through workforce training and certification, improving the image of manufacturing employment opportunities, and helping companies improve recruiting, selection and retention of workers.

NCMI is a collaboration between private- and public-sector partners and investors.

Anyone interested in the program should contact a Career Services R3 team member at 704-216-7201.