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Business & Industry Training and Development Team

Wilkes Community College seeks to enhance and support workforce and economic development through various programs offered through the North Carolina Community College System 

The mission of the Business and Industry Training & Development Team is to develop various types of training programs and services to industries and small businesses in Alleghany, Ashe, and Wilkes Counties. Our team players possess manufacturing, community college, organizational leadership, marketing, consulting, and engineering experience. This knowledge and background prove to be essential to our service area small business and industry clients.;

Small Business Center 

WCC's Customized Training Program supports the State of North Carolina's economic development efforts by providing education and training opportunities for eligible businesses and industries. This program offers new and existing business and industry programs and training services for:  

  · Job growth · Productivity enhancement · Technology investment  

Customized Training project is specific to each company depending on their training needs and is "NO" cost to the industry.  

Special Needs - Applicants requiring special accommodations due to a disability must notify Megan Farzati at (336) 838-6560 and request appropriate accommodations within 10 working days.  

Contact Information:    

Chris Robinson
Vice President of Workforce Development & 
Community Education
Phone: (336) 838-3900  

Laurie Brintle-Jarvis
Director, Small Business Center
Phone:(336) 838-6166
  Ginger Shaffer
Chair, Workforce Development &
Community Education
Phone:(336) 838-6405
Celia H. Collins
Chair, Workforce Development & Community Education - Ashe Campus & Alleghany Center
Phone:(336) 846-3900

Benita Hampton
Coordinator, Workforce Development & Community Education - Alleghany Center
Phone:(336) 372-5061

Jeff Shore
Director, Occupational Training
Phone: (336) 838-6206