Training and Development

The Corporate Engagement team at Central Piedmont offers courses in business competencies, computer technology, customer service, and more.

Business Competencies

Knowledge is power. Give that power to your employees with Business Competencies classes in target areas, including effective business writing, time management and financial acumen. These and many more topics can be customized to your business model and specific situation. 

Computer Technology

Reduce turnaround time, increase productivity and cost efficiency by training your staff on the latest software technology features. Our Computer Technology corporate training programs are designed to build classes around the roles and functions of your associates to promote optimum learning and utilization of the software. Products we offer include: Microsoft®, Adobe® and Autodesk®.

Customer Service

It can cost five times more to buy new customers than retain existing ones. (Source: TARP) Oftentimes, customer service is the first impression of an organization. Are your representatives equipped to effectively solve problems and retain customers? Our on-demand customer service classes can be delivered in a blended learning format, which means less time off the phones while acquiring the skills to delight your customers and grow your business.

Engineering Technologies

Advisors for Central Piedmont, in collaboration with the Integrated Systems Technology (IST) Instructors, will work with you to assess your company's needs and recommend a customized solution, using the comprehensive training approach offered by the IST Lab. Customized Business Solutions and Engineering Technologies training is available with convenient scheduling for you.

Leadership and Management

Accountability at all levels. From individual contributors to middle management, our Leadership and Management courses prepare informal and first-time leaders and provide refresher skills for current leaders. Learn proven methodologies for conflict resolution, performance discussions and taking your team to the next level.

Process Improvement

Do more with less. Our expert instructors help your employees learn to be more effective by using proven tools and techniques applied to your actual business environment. From an overview on Lean to the execution of a Kaizen event, Process Improvement training will help your employees learn how to increase the efficiency of your organization. Interested in certification? We offer programs in Project Management, Business Analysis, Lean Enterprise, and Six Sigma. 

Small Business Center

The Small Business Center (SBC) is part of the statewide Small Business Center Network, a community college-funded initiative with a vision to foster and support entrepreneurship, small business and economic development in local communities across the state. Central Piedmont is also an International Small Business Training Center for the state and can assist businesses with global commerce, including import and export, trade financing and business culture.