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Manufacturing Our Future

Closing the manufacturing skills gap through workforce training and certification

Access to qualified talent presents a strategic advantage to manufacturing firms. Increased demand for manufacturing skills in North Carolina has the potential to affect the trend of steady growth in US manufacturing. Regions can increase productivity and profitability by building a talent supply chain with the needed skills to fuel growth, and then developing and retaining that skilled talent over time.

NCMI Commitment

NCMI Commitment

NCMI is committed to the success of both students and employers.

Partner Commitment

Partner Commitment

NCMI Partner firms list the many ways they are committed to the success of students.

CPT Program

CPT Program

The key element of this program is the Certified Production Technician program that provides job seekers with highly targeted skills that manufacturers need.

Our Mission

To build effective, sustainable and cost-effective workforces

The North Carolina Manufacturing Institute is a collaboration between private and public sector partners and investors to link and leverage assets and resources in order to:

  • Close the manufacturing skills gap through workforce training and certification
  • Improve the image of manufacturing employment opportunities among job seekers
  • Assist manufacturing firms in improving recruitment, selection and retention of talent

Initiative Partners provide the visibility and guidance to develop the North Carolina Manufacturing Institute into an effective, sustainable and cost-effective talent supply chain initiative.

Get Started as a Job Seeker

Getting a job with a great future is happening right now in Cabarrus, Rowan, and Iredell Counties through the NCMI. Manufacturers and education/training providers are working together to develop customized programs to give you the skills and knowledge that local employers want-today!

Manufacturing Careers

Begin your career in manufacturing today!

Iredell County Career

Iredell County Careers

Are you looking to begin a manufacturing career in Iredell County? Why wait, start now!

Rowan County Career

Rowan County Careers

Are you located in Rowan County and ready to start your career in manufacturing?

Education & Training

Education & Training

Our Training and Education Partners link and leverage existing resources to manage projects.

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