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Bharat Forge, an auto component manufacturer, is opening a facility in Sanford in coming months. The company has worked with Swindell to develop a training program for new employees. Like everything else, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced some changes to instruction with more coursework offered online, Swindell said. “There’s only so much you can do online, but we’ve managed,” she said. “Some industries have gone totally online for training while others are online and hands-on training with reduced class sizes.” Swindell is working on 10 training programs ranging from advanced manufacturing to pharmaceutical to food processing to automotive areas. “The one common denominator (for a program) is they have to be a manufacturer of some sort,” Swindell said. Involvement isn’t just in manufacturing, food processing or biotechnology, Roberton said. If training in an area such as construction is needed, the college has the ability to develop a program, she said. “There’s not a business that’s left out because it’s manufacturing, but we look to address it in a different way with different resources,” she said. The cost for training is often included in find out more incentive packages offered by SAGA, Roberton said.

https://www.sanfordherald.com/news/cccc-job-training-key-in-local-economic-development/article_b2988ba2-6b2d-5fb7-b3ef-b52ed119085f.html

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