BSH to Expand Workforce through Craven CC’s Manufacturing Pathway Program

BSH Employees

Eddie Foster, Craven CC executive director of environmental safety and corporate training, looks on as BSH employees unload a clamshell forklift that will be used in the upcoming Manufacturing Career Pathway program. Craven CC will offer the program from March 11 – April 11 designed specifically to help train and screen potential BSH employees.

BSH Home Appliances, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of home appliances, is expanding the workforce at its New Bern manufacturing and assembly lines to meet the high demands for its products. Working in collaboration with Craven Community College (Craven CC) and Blue Arbor Staffing (BAS), BSH is seeking to add approximately 50 new employees to its current workforce.

Craven CC will offer a Manufacturing Career Pathway (MCP) program from March 11-April 11 to help train and screen potential employees. The MCP will be dedicated specifically to the initiative to enhance the success for individuals wanting to start a career with BSH.

This program will provide training in the following topics: Intro to Manufacturing, Forklift Operator Certificate, Lean Yellow Belt, OSHA 10-Hour Safety, Workplace Ethics and Intro to Microsoft Word. Students will also receive hands-on training with mock simulators.

Students who complete the program will work through BAS. BAS will arrange an interview between the candidate and BSH. Candidates chosen after the interview process will start in a temporary position and work toward permanent placement.

Craven CC offers MCP programs throughout the year that conclude with interviews from local manufacturers for potential direct-hire positions. At the conclusion of Craven CC’s last MCP class, 55% of the students were offered direct hire positions with local industries, 18% chose to further their education through Craven CC by enrolling in a trade program and 100% were asked to complete applications for potential employment through local employment agencies.

For additional information on the program, contact Eddie Foster, Craven CC executive director of environmental safety and corporate training, at 252-638-3919. To register, contact Cat Johnson at 252-633-0857.

Submitted by: Craig Ramey, Director of Communications, Craven Community College

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