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Managing Cost of Training

The State of North Carolina and the Federal Government make funding available to help you manage the cost of your investment in training.

Programs include:

Customized Training for Productivity Enhancement - training for shop floor employees and front line supervisors in manufacturing industries.

Focused Industrial Training programs can include needs assessments and consultations for the design and delivery of targeted, customized training.

Details are available at NC Community Colleges Customized Training.

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Customized Training for Job Growth (Formerly NEIT) - training available to companies that create 12 or more new jobs in any one North Carolina community during a one-year period, and whose maximum employment has not exceeded present employment at any time during the past three years.

Services can include pre-employment assistance, classroom instruction and "hands-on" training, facilities for training, supplies, and customized course materials for teaching and demonstration.

Details are available at NC Community Colleges Customized Training.


Occupational Extension - training that is offered at rates preset by the State. This training is designed for upgrading the skills of current employees or retraining employees for new positions within the company.

The rate schedule for Occupational Extension training is:

Occupational Extension Training Cost

Cost per Person

Hours of Training


1 - 24


25 - 50




Customized Training for Technology Investment (Formerly CIT)- Customized Industry Training (CIT) was created in 2005 to provide greater flexibility for the North Carolina Community College System to meet the retraining needs for existing business organizations in North Carolina's communities. The intent of the program would be to augment the services of the NEIT and FIT programs where their current guidelines do not apply. CIT is available to businesses and industries that meet the following criteria:

  • The business is making an appreciable capital investment;
  • The business is deploying new technology; and
  • The skills of the workers will be enhanced by the assistance.

Details are available by contacting Industrial Training at (828) 327-7000, ext. 4297.


IWF Grant: Incumbent Workforce Grant - Federal funding that may be available to established North Carolina businesses to help them educate and train current workers.

To qualify, a business must state that it is not currently receiving FIT or NEIT funds or services paid by such funds, is not eligible for FIT or NEIT funding, or that such funding is not currently available. Other restrictions and conditions also apply.

Details are available at NC Dept of Commerce Incumbent Worker Program.



Kristin Wright
Customized Industry Training
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4297