Business & Industry Training

Building on a half-century legacy and mission of Guilford Technical Community College to “provide lifelong learning opportunities for personal growth, workforce productivity, and community service," the Business & Industry Training team is prepared to partner with Guilford County businesses to develop your most valuable asset: your employees.

Your business is competing in local, national, and global economic environments.  Information technology, work processes, and products are changing at a rapid pace.  It is imperative that your employees are “lifelong learners," keeping their skills current to meet business demands.

Frequently Asked Questions

Business & Industry Training offers the following resources to all business and industry clients in Guilford County.

  • Training needs assessment to identify knowledge/skill gaps to achieve your goals.
  • Professional training delivered by credentialed instructors and subject matter experts.
  • Flexible and efficient training delivery to meet your operating schedule and location requirements.
  • Training may be scheduled in your location or on our campuses.
  • Cost effective pricing for your training investment.
  • Measure of learning impact on your employees and business results.

Click the links below to learn more about our current course offerings: 

Other courses are offered throughout the year. The following courses may be available soon:

  • Industrial Electricity
  • Practical Troubleshooting
  • Programmable Logic Controllers I
  • Sewing Machine Mechanic Training – Stitchology
  • Sewing Machine Mechanic Training – Lockstitch

Steve Castelloe
Director – Business & Industry Training
336-334-4822 Ext. 57002

30 years’ experience in Industrial Engineering, manufacturing management, and maintenance management in the textile and apparel industry. His areas of expertise include engineering, training, and industrial maintenance, as well as training experience in industrial safety and industrial management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Western Carolina University, and an MBA from Pfeiffer University.

Therese Coon
Coordinator/Instructor – Business & Industry Training
336-334-4822 Ext. 57003

20-year manufacturing management career with Procter & Gamble working in production management, logistics, and quality assurance assignments in FDA regulated consumer product manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Missouri, and Ohio. Therese holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, a graduate degree in Technology Education from N.C. A&T State University, and a Technical Professional Communications Certificate from East Carolina University. She instructed an undergraduate professional communications course in Guilford College for 5 years, and has been an active “adult learning facilitator” in Guilford and Randolph counties through adjunct roles with Randolph Community College and Guilford Technical Community College, and as an independent trainer. Therese enjoys facilitating team development, leadership, first-time supervision, and communications training. She is certified to administer and train Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessments.

Jean Apple
Administrative Assistant – Business & Industry Training
336-334-4822 Ext. 57008