Montgomery Community College's
Workforce Development Center
Who Are We?
Montgomery Community College's Workforce Development Center is where innovation, empowerment, and resources unite to assist the great people of Montgomery County and beyond. We specialize in offering short term training courses that not only allow a person to enter into a new career, but the specialized training to help them advance in their career. We aid current and future small business owners with the right tools and resources to not only achieve their goals, but exceed them.

We offer financial resources to help individuals thrive in school and on the job. We are on the receiving end when the local industry needs specialized training or a qualified employee. In addition to injecting the workforce with talented workers, we offer opportunities for personal growth through our unique programming that allows people to just have fun! Much like a financial advisor, we are with you every step of the way. 
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Certificate presentation at AmeriQual Aseptic for students completing Aseptic Process Technician 1, a 64-hour course offered in partnership with Montgomery Community College.

Did you know if your company has a specific training need, MCC's Business & Industry Services can partner with you to identify the materials, an instructor to satisfy that need, and has the ability to bring that instruction directly to you? Many classes can be offered at a low-cost share or if criteria are met, can be completely FREE.

Through North Carolina's Customized Training Program, which provides funding and resources, MCC can deliver a variety of training, such as lean and continuous improvement, quality, leadership, safety, and business support to name a few. Open industry training can also be offered for all to attend or directly for you and your employees at your facility, which can be specifically designed to accommodate your specified business needs and schedule.

North Carolina keeps economic development and the support of existing businesses at the forefront by providing each community college great support and tools to:

  • Support the economic development efforts of the State of North Carolina
  • Respond promptly to the training needs of new or existing businesses/industries
  • Support costs associated with assessment, training development, and delivery
  • Provide support of full-time production and direct customer service positions
  • Designed to respect the confidential nature of proprietary processes and information

Jordan Lumber, Auria, Arauco, DR Reynolds, KM Machine, McRae Footwear, Myrick Construction, and AmeriQual Aseptic are local industries that have partnered with the Workforce Development Center's Business & Industry Services Program at Montgomery Community College and we would love to provide services to many more.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Jessica Hamilton, Director of Business & Industry Services at or call 910-898-9672

Lost Employment? Find What's Next.
The WIOA program serves adults, youth, and dislocated workers too!

The dislocated worker program funds career and training services for individuals who:

  • Have lost their jobs due to a layoff or job closure
  • Were self-employed and are now unemployed as a result of economic conditions
  • Receive unemployment compensation and have not quit their jobs
  • Are considered displaced homemakers
  • Have been unemployed for 12+ consecutive weeks
The dislocated worker program provides the possibility of on-the-job training or educational retraining, one-on-one job search assistance, and case management. For more information or program eligibility, questions call 910-898-9669 or email
2021 Tax Season
The IRS began accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns on February 12, 2021.
People who are ready to file can begin filing their tax returns with tax prep software, including IRS Free File. The quickest way for taxpayers to get a tax refund is by filing electronically and choosing direct deposit for their refund.

Most earned income tax credit or advanced child tax credit related refunds should be available in taxpayer bank accounts or on debit cards by the first week of March, if they choose direct deposit and there are no other issues with their tax return.

By law, the IRS cannot issue refunds before mid-February for tax returns that claim the earned income tax credit or ACTC. The IRS must hold the entire refund — even the portion not associated with EITC or ACTC. This helps ensure taxpayers receive the refund they deserve and gives the agency more time to detect and prevent errors and fraud.

Important filing season dates
  • Friday, Feb. 12. IRS began the 2021 tax season. Individual tax returns start being accepted, and processing begins.
  • Thursday, April 15. Due date for filing 2020 tax returns or requesting an extension of time to file.
  • Thursday, April 15. Due date for paying 2020 tax owed to avoid owing interest and penalties.
  • Friday, Oct. 15. Due date to file for those requesting an extension on their 2020 tax returns.
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