CPCC to provide customized training for Octapharma Plasma

last modified Feb 17, 2014 08:35 AM

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will provide specialized training for Octapharma Plasma Inc., of Charlotte through funding from the state’s customized training program.

Octapharma Plasma employees will receive approximately $227,000 in training over a two-year period from CPCC. The training programs will include computer operations, supply chain management, leadership and project management. The North Carolina Community College System’s “Customized Training Program” offers programs and training services to assist new and existing business and industry to remain productive, profitable and within the state.

“We are excited about our partnership with CPCC and the training resources we will be able to access through the Customized Training Program,” said Kathy Taylor, senior director of human resources and training and development for Octapharma Plasma Inc. “The expansion of our business here in Charlotte and our continued operation in an FDA environment demands significant, high-quality training for our employees, and this program will enhance our ability to deliver that training to them.”

Octapharma Plasma is a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest plasma products manufacturers, Octapharma AG. Headquartered in Lachen, Switzerland, Octapharma has made patient care and medical innovation the core of its business for 30 years. Octapharma is expanding its operations in south Charlotte and relocating to a facility in the Westlake Business Park that is slated for completion in mid-2014. The total capital investment is $39.2 million and includes a new 89,000 square-foot building, manufacturing and support equipment, lab center and supporting equipment, plasma storage center and equipment and technology support.

“We are delighted to partner with Octapharma Plasma as the company expands its operations in Charlotte,” said Allison Bowers, CPCC director, economic recruitment. “CPCC will work hard to deliver the customized training Octapharma Plasma employees will need as the company grows and reaches new benchmarks of success.”

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.