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Certified Work Ready Community - Career Readiness Certification

 

ACT Work Ready Communities (WRC) empowers states, regions and counties with data, process and tools that drive economic growth. Participants are leveraging the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC™) to measure and close the skills gap — and building common frameworks that link, align and match their workforce development efforts. Local companies use WorkKeys as a valuable partner and tool that enables them to retain, hire and promote Associates to positions that utilize their skills at a maximum level. Prospective employees earn a silver Career Readiness Certificate and above to be considered as a candidate.

 

To find out more about Work Ready Communities or the National Career Readiness Certificate please visit www.workreadycommunities.org.

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Manufactured North Carolina

 

If you are a small manufacturer and you need a Web presence so that customers can find you, then check this out!

 

Our goal with MNC is to basically put a lot of effort and marketing dollars into building one umbrella website that is found when people all over the world do Google searches for “thermoplastic containers” or “brass hardware fabricators”– and do it on behalf of all those companies for FREE. So hopefully we end up funneling otherwise missed opportunities down to companies across the state. And from those additional sales opportunities, we hope for additional growth and job opportunities at these companies.

The MNC website is not meant to replace a company’s existing website, it is meant to drive additional traffic to it.

 

Manufactured in North Carolina, a partnership of the NC Rural Center, the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation, and the NC State University Industrial Extension Service, is a new, statewide program which will use the Internet to showcase the products, capabilities, and innovations of our state’s small, rural manufacturers to markets nationally and globally.”

Manufacturing Solutions Center

Manufacturing Solutions Center is the vision for a 21st century economy that builds on strengths…strengths of America’s manufacturing successes.

 

The Manufacturing Solutions Center can assist you with these areas of your business. Some of the services provided by the MSC:

  • Testing Services

  • Training

  • Product Development

  • Marketing

  • Engineering

  • Inventors & Entrepreneurs

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Telephone: ​828.322.9191

Fax: 828.322.5991

Email: jason.toney@wpcog.org
Mailing: P.O. Box 9026 | Hickory, NC 28603
Location: 1880 2nd Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601

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