From the Chatham News + Record
By David Hill, Chatham News + Record Correspondent
It’s too soon to start applying for any of the expected 7,500 jobs at the VinFast electric-vehicle plant planned for eastern Chatham County, but Central Carolina Community College is planning to help the company train aspiring employees.
The college, which has campuses in Chatham, Harnett and Lee counties, will train people who’d like to be considered for jobs at the Moncure-area plant, as well as provide more in-depth training once they’re on board with VinFast, according to Margaret Roberton, college vice president for workforce development.
Preparing the workforce is part of the package of state incentives outlined in the memorandum of understanding VinFast signed to build a factory at the Triangle Innovation Point near the unincorporated community of Moncure. Announced on March 30, the plant is North Carolina’s first full-scale automobile assembly plant and is widely considered the largest economic development project in state history. The company said it plans to invest at least $2 billion on what it described as the first phase; average annual wages are expected to be around $51,100.
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