Mountain Empire Community College’s Workforce Solutions provides state-of-the art workforce training and services to individuals, businesses, industries, and government agencies. As an active member of the community, Workforce Solutions collaborates with regional employers on an ongoing basis to maintain a competitive workforce in today’s global economy.
To support the goals of business and industry, Workforce Solutions provides customized job training offered at MECC or the client’s site, as well as open enrollment courses for professional and personal development. Credit, non-credit, and distance education courses promote life-long learning and economic development in the Southwest Virginia Region.
One of the distinguishing characteristics of a community college is its continuing and integral role in community service and economic development. MECC is committed to this important role and offers many programs and services to fulfill this mission. Industry certifications and customized training programs are available through MECC’s Workforce Solutions. For additional information on these programs, call 276-523-9113 or 276-523-9114. and economy.
Mountain Empire Community College’s Center for Workforce and Innovation of Appalachia provides state-of-the art workforce training and services to individuals, businesses, industries, and government agencies. MECC serves employers through open enrollment courses that allow emerging or incumbent employees to upgrade their skills, as well as customized training services that provide employers with tailored training programs that meet specific training needs at a significant value. The result is a workforce that is better prepared to quickly meet changing workplace demands, ensuring that employers are better able to provide direct benefit to their community and economy.
MECC’s Center for Workforce and Innovation of Appalachia designs timely, customized training programs to address the ever-changing opportunities and challenges faced by employers. Based on results of training needs assessments, the College designs and implements Custom Training Programs to update and improve the workforce skills, increase employee engagement, and improve company performance to help achieve organizational goals.
Customized training focuses on skills that improve:
- Organizational productivity (team building, management and leadership, coaching, or lean manufacturing);
- Individual productivity (time management, managing stress, communication, or customer service);
- Computer skills (cybersecurity, networking, technical certifications, or customized applications);
- Job specific skills (manufacturing and trade skills, logistics and transportation, health and wellness, CPR, OSHA, and many others).