Chatham County is home to skilled talent that is ready to work. With strong secondary and post-secondary educational opportunities and committed training programs, Chatham County businesses have access to the workforce they need.

NCWorks Customized Training Program

Developed by the North Carolina Community College System and the North Carolina Department of Commerce, NCWorks is a free, customized job training and workforce recruitment services for eligible businesses and industries. Central Carolina Community College Industry Services administers the program locally.

Central Carolina Community College  Career Center

Central Carolina Community College has an established workforce development program to help employers recruit talent, provide technical and leadership training and enhance productivity for businesses. The Chatham Career Center, through NCWorks, offers a variety of services that connect employers with talent that meet their workforce needs.

Triangle South Workforce Development Board

Through the Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA), the Triangle South Workforce Development Board assists with training programs that are tailored to meet the needs of employers and job seekers through its business, adult, displaced worker and youth programs.

Military Workforce

North Carolina has one of the largest active-duty military populations and is home to half of all U.S. special operations forces. More than 82 percent of projected separations between 2015 and 2018 will be 30 years old or younger and possess soft skills, in-demand technical skills and occupational experience. MatchForce is a service maintained by the North Carolina Military Business Center, designed to help employers and job seekers.

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