Why JoCo

Workforce Development

Preparing Johnston County residents for careers within our local industry falls on the very capable shoulders of Johnston Community College. Established in 1969, JCC has campuses all across the county, and serves 13,000 students annually. JCC offers associates degrees, certificate programs and numerous opportunities for continuing education.

The crown jewel of workforce training initiatives in Johnston County is our Workforce Development Center. Located on Best Wood Drive in Clayton, this 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art educational and technical skills training center is focused on life sciences programming, business training, and workforce development in biotechnology and other sciences. The WDC is a collaborative effort between Johnston CountyJohnston County Public Schools, Johnston County Economic Development and Johnston Community College, as well as local industries.


Tapping into a ‘Workforce Goldmine’

North Carolina is home to five major military installations, and each year approximately 17,000 men and women muster out of the service. This group represents a figurative goldmine for area employers thanks to training received and habits formed during their years in service. If you represent a business that wants to tap into this resource, please contact us. We can either help directly or put you in touch with non-profit organizations dedicated to connecting companies with exiting military personnel.

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