Workforce Continuing Education provides learning opportunities by offering a wide variety of classes to support economic development and the advancement of continued adult learning. Through a variety of community assessments, our programs are designed to meet the needs of higher academic education, retraining and job training, and personal and professional growth. The Workforce Continuing Education Division develops concepts and ideas for lifelong learning by examining the needs of the citizens, of businesses, and of industries throughout our area. Offerings include both on and off campus at a variety of times, days, locations and various formats of learning by lectures, hands-on, and Internet-based learning.

Haywood Community College is the primary center for both training the area’s workforce and for providing direct assistance to small business development. Haywood Community Collegeis also a partner with other organizations leading economic development efforts. The college is involved with the Haywood County Economic Development Commission, the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce and the WNC Advanced Machining Center project, efforts which are designed to attract new industry to the area, retain existing industry and build an environment that fosters economic growth and prosperity.

Busines and Industry Services

Services provided through Workforce's Business and Industry Department includes: Occupational Continuing Education, Workforce Training, and specialized industry training provided through the North Carolina Community College System, Customized Training Program for over 40 years, Haywood Community College has been offering these specialized training programs to citizens as they assess and build upon their work-related skills. Through our Business and Industry Training Division, participants can upgrade skills, develop new skills, and prepare for licensures and certification, by participating in any of our wide range of training support --from Machine Operator to Management level courses. Haywood Community College can provide employee training tailored for very specific job skills at area businesses and industry Haywood Community College’s Business and Industry Division provides:

• Safety and Environmental Training

• Customer Service Training

• Recertification Classes

• Manufacturing Training Courses

Haywood Community College’s Business and Industry Division provides:

• Strategic Planning

• Corporate Level Management Training

• Professional Development

Customized Training Program

The NCWorks Customized Training Program provides education, training and support services for new, expanding and existing business and industry in North Carolina through our network of 58 community colleges, serving all 100 counties of the state. Our goal is to foster and support three key aspects of your company’s well-being.

• Job Growth

• Technology Investment

• Productivity Enhancement

Training Solutions

All solutions are the result of collaboration with the management team and customizing the training to meet specific objectives adding to business success.

NC Manufacturing Extension Partnership

The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) is a proven resource as a public-private operating alliance of state supported programs, working together to help manufacturing companies become operationally efficient and well positioned to grow profitably. Through combined resources and collaboration efforts, we provide solutions and services that help clients:

• Save Time and Energy

• Improve Productivity

• Increase Sales

• Improve Profits

• Create and Retain Jobs

• Our Success since 2000, NCMEP efforts have resulted in $3.6 billion in economic benefit to the State of North Carolina NCMEP is one of 60 federal Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) organizations nationwide chartered to help medium size and smaller manufacturers compete and grow NCMEP is administered by the NC State Industry Expansion Solutions and is joined by partners from:• North Carolina Community College System, NCWorks Customized Training• Economic Development Partnership of NC (EDPNC)• Polymers Center of Excellence• Manufacturing Solutions Center• Energy Solutions• North Carolina A and T State University• UNC Charlotte