Isothermal Planning and Development Commission Programs - Tim Mathis, Workforce Development Director (828) 287-0262, ext. 1233. www.regionc.org
On The Job Training Program - provides incentives for business to help defray the cost of training eligible new employees. The program also provides training opportunities in the local business community to adults and dislocated workers.
WorkKeys - provides assessment system for area businesses by connecting work skills, training, and testing for education and employers. Value is estimated at $3,000 per job with first job profiled at no cost.
Isothermal Community College Programs - Mark Franklin, Customized Training Director (828) 286-3636, ext. 399. www.isothermal.edu
Statewide Customized Training and Development Program - this program was developed in recognition of the fact that one of the most important factors for a business or industry considering locating, expanding, or remaining in North Carolina is the ability of the State to ensure the presence of a well-trained workforce. The program is designed to react quickly to the needs of businesses and to respect the confidential nature of proprietary processes and information within those businesses. Click here for Isothermal Community College's Customized Training and Development Program
Career Readiness Certification Program - The Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is an assessment-based credential that gives employers and career seekers a uniform measure of key workplace skills. Click here for Isothermal Community College's Career Readiness Certification Brochure (pdf)
North Carolina Department of Commerce Division of Employment Security (Rutherford County, NC) - Sandra Miller Camp, Director (828) 245-9841. www.ncesc.com
Fidelity Bonding (NCESC) - To expand your labor force options, bonding is available for non-bondable workers at no cost to employer or worker.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (NCESC) - is a federal tax credit program available to employers who hire new employees from eight "targeted" groups, which have historically had difficulty in finding employment. The credit is used to reduce the federal tax liability of private-for-profit employers.
NC Employment Security Commission's Services - including but not limited to job listings, professional screening, testing services, account executives, federal contractor assistance, sole source agreements, employer technical services, employer networking, tax savings, no fault policy and labor marketing information.