CPCC providing training for Stanley Black and Decker in Charlotte

last modified Feb 26, 2014 04:33 PM

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) and Stanley Black and Decker Inc., have reached an agreement for the college to provide customized training for the company as it expands its Charlotte operations.

Stanley Black and Decker, an S and P 500 company headquartered in New Britain, Conn., is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access and electronic security solutions, healthcare solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more.

Stanley Black and Decker is expanding its operations in Charlotte and bringing jobs to its newly-built 75,000 square-foot manufacturing facility. Stanley will add approximately 250 jobs over the next 18 months. These positions include assemblers, technicians, quality auditors and more. The Charlotte facility encompasses three key processes – motors manufacturing, steel machining and tool assembly. These processes support the assembly and distribution of their professional grade DeWalt cordless drills, impactors, saws and combo kits.

CPCC will provide approximately $273,000 in training over a two-year period. The training programs will include leadership development, process improvement, safety, production and computer operations. North Carolina’s Customized Training Program will cover the cost. The state’s Customized Training Program provides education, training and support services for new, expanding and existing business and industry through North Carolina’s 58 community colleges.

“We are delighted to have this partnership with Stanley Black and Decker and honored to share in their excellence, quality and reliability with all product offerings,” said Allison Bowers, CPCC director, economic recruitment. “It’s clear the Stanley Black and Decker employees have energy and excitement and are proud to manufacture top-quality products here in the U.S.”

CPCC’s Corporate Learning Center is the college’s single point of contact for serving the wide range of learning and development needs of businesses and organizations in Mecklenburg County, including customized training. The college’s span of learning, expertise and experience make CPCC a uniquely positioned workforce development resource to help meet the performance and organizational needs of companies.

To talk with a Corporate Learning Center team member, call 704.330.4660, or see www.cpcc.edu/clc.