Workforce Certification Academy
Dr. Doris Carver and Mr. Gordon Foote discuss the Workforce Certification Academy (WCA) at Piedmont Community College and how the academy is getting workers back in the workforce. The program also serves as a model for community colleges around the state and has also received national recognition for its success.

Human Resources Development
Human Resources Development (HRD) provides classes to assist the unemployed and underemployed in gaining new skills and/or upgrading existing skill sets.

HRD classes are related to the follow areas:
  • Create a professional resume that will impress employers.
  • Complete a job application that will get an interview.
  • Interview techniques in how to answer those tough questions.
  • Write an impressive cover letter and thank you letter.
  • Learn to find and apply for jobs online.

The classes are provided at no charge to those meeting eligibility requirements for the HRD Fee waiver.


The Caswell Career Center on the Caswell County Campus of Piedmont Community College.

Contact Lori Watlington at (336) 694-8080 or email at for class schedule information.

The Workforce Training Center at 303 S. Morgan Street in Roxboro, NC.  

Contact Jeanette Godsey at (336) 322-2156 or email at for class schedule information.


Click here to view the current schedule.  Schedules are subject to change, students are encouraged to contact the Workforce Development Center on the Person or Caswell Campuses to obtain the most accurate information.  

Workforce Certification Academy© Training:

The mission of the Workforce Certification Academy© is to meet workforce needs and to prepare individuals for employment by providing demand-driven, short-term training that leads to national, state, or industry-recognized certifications. Courses include:

Orientation to Certified Production Technician (CPT) - Students are introduced to the field of advanced manufacturing and earn a NC Career Readiness Certificate.

Orientation to Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) - Students are introduced to the field of Logistics (transportation and distributions) and earn a NC Career Readiness Certificate.

Certified Production Technician (CPT) - The CPT course provides training for national certification in four areas: Safety Awareness, Manufacturing Processes, Quality Practices, and Maintenance Awareness.

Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) - The CLT training provides two national credentials; Certified Logistics Associate and a mid-level Certified Logistics Technician. These certifications are nationally validated skills standards which prepare individuals for front-line jobs in material handling, manufacturing factories, warehouses, distribution centers, and transportation.

OSHA 10 Training - The OSHA 10 certification course for General Industry provides training for entry level workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace.

OHSA Forklift - This course provides instruction on the operation and maintenance of an industrial forklift. Core topics include forklift design, controls and instrumentation, pre-use inspection, safety awareness, and forklift stability. This course meets the training requirements for OSHA regulations.

Siemens Mechatronics Program - Mechatronics focuses on the integration of mechanical, electrical, fluid power (hydraulics or pneumatics), and computer technologies to control machine movements. Students begin with courses in Mechanical Components, Senors, Basic Electronical Components, Pneumatics, Control Logic and Robot Programming Control.  Upon successful completion of the Siemens Mechatronics Program courses, students take the Siemens Level 1 Certification Exam and are eligible to obtain college credit by examination.  

Green Production - Green Production is defined as workplace activities across all industries within the manufacturing sector that require the use of equipment, technologies, and processes that will improve the environmental performance of manufacturing companies. The GPM Certificate expands far beyond just workers in green product sites (e.g., wind, solar equipment producers).

Computer Literacy Skills Training/Job Search Training - Students can received FREE (with HRD Fee Waiver for qualified students) computer literacy training in the following areas:
  *Intro to Computer Skills for the Job Seeker
  *Basic Computer Skills for Today's Job Search
  *Computer Literacy for Gaining Employment (students have the   opportunity to obtain a Microsoft Digital Literacy Certification)