Business & Industry Training

The pace of business, information technology, and innovation is faster than ever, and keeping your team members current is key to your success.  Included in GTCC’s mission is the commitment to support local businesses by providing training in alignment with industry needs.  We’ll help you strategize training programs to improve employee retention, productivity, and your bottom line.

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.
  • 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 at your location or on our campuses.
  • Cost effective pricing to maximize your training investment.

In addition, companies in the following industries: manufacturing, technology, warehousing/distribution, life sciences, air courier service, civil service operations, and who are about to experience significant job growth, technology investment, or productivity enhancement, may be eligible for state funded Customized Training Programs.  Contact us for more details.

We offer a full range of classes in these topics, please contact us to discuss your needs and potential solutions.

Steve Castelloe
Director – Business & Industry Training
srcastelloe@gtcc.edu
336-334-4822 Ext. 57002

Thirty years of 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
tgcoon@gtcc.edu
336-334-4822 Ext. 57003

Twenty-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
ejapple@gtcc.edu
336-334-4822 Ext. 57008