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Car-Mel Products Utilizes Full benefits of the Centralina Workforce Development Board's On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program

 
 Car-Mel Products, a company who specializes in the creation of apparel labels, the development of hot stamping foil, and ink coding, was formed in 2009.  With majority of the cliental being out of the country and the hot stamping business also expanding in the U.S., the Mooresville based company was looking at growing internally as well. 

In order to produce more products and triple the size of their business, the company realized they needed to hire more skilled individuals to meet those demands.  With this in mind, they turned to the Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development (MSIED) to see if they could help their organization grow. 

After the company's initial meeting with MSIED, they were immediately directed to Vail Carter, Centralina Workforce Development Board's Business Services Coordinator.  After a series of meetings, Carter introduced the company to Centralina WDB's On-the-Job training (OJT) program.

"I think the OJT program was a good fit for us because it was easy to use and easy to get started and it was really effortless for us," said Greg Glasby, General Manager of Car-Mel Products

In 2013, the company hired their first OJT candidate and he is still employed with the company today. 

"He has been superb for us! I tell Denisha Torrence-Nesbit, the Employer Services Consultant for Centralina Workforce Services, to give me a dozen more employees just like him because he has been great," Glasby stated. 

As a result to his wonderful experience hiring the candidate in 2013, he decided to bring on a new candidate as well.  Glasby recently added Freddie Garrett, a 50 year old gentlemen with a great background but no experience in this capacity. 

"Freddie picked up his job duty very quickly and I was pleasantly surprised," Glasby said.  "He finished the training the first week in April 2015 and began training in December of 2014," Glasby added. 

In fact, Glasby said the program was very easy to use and a lot of support was given through the employer services team at Centralina Workforce Services.

"I like the fact that we have a good applicant pool of what I consider to be qualified workers," Glasby said. "The quality of workers has been exceptional and we haven't had any work issues with anybody who went through the OJT program." 

As a result of the good employees produced through Centralina WDB's OJT program, the company plans to continue utilizing the services.  

Glasby ended by saying, "if I had to recommend an OJT program to a company, it would be this one.  It's easy, financial friendly to your company, and a good opportunity to tab into a trained workforce."

For more information regarding the Centralina WDB's OJT program, contact Vail Carter, Centralina WDB's Business Services Coordinator at vcarter@centralin.org. 

 

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