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Short-term training starts in January

  • Fully funded: eligible students recieve funds for all tuition, fees, and materials.
  • Individualized assistance provided to develop your career plan.

The NC Back-to-Work Program provides pre-employment training for entry-level technical and manufacturing jobs. Training will be short-term and focused on skill competencies that lead to industry-recognized and/or state-regulated credentials. Training in all programs addresses the need for employability and academic skills as well as technical skills. High school diploma or GED is required.

All participants will engage in a HRD/Workforce Development program providing training in new job search strategies, résumés, and online applications. Students will complete assessments in order to earn a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).

Choose from one of two programs:

  • BioWork PLUS courses train process technicians for careers in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical manufacturing. Students pursuing BioWork certification must also complete a Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Safety Standards course.
  • Manufacturing Skills Certified Production Technician (CPT) students complete four integrated modules in Safety, Quality, Manufacturing, and Maintenance, which lead to an industry-recognized production technician certification from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council.

Apply by completing the Eligibility Statement and the Application form. Email them to btwcareercoach@durhamtech.ed or deliver them to the Corporate Education Reception Desk on Main Campus, 1637 East Lawson Street, Durham 27703.

For more information, attend an information session, read the frequently asked questions, or email btwcareercoach@durhamtech.edu, or call 919-536-7222, ext. 4003.