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Business and Industry Solutions
Workforce and Economic Development

Business and Industry Solutions
Workforce and Economic Development

Workforce and Economic Development

NWACC's Workforce & Economic Development Division provides accelerated skills training courses across a variety of fields, including CDL truck driving, software development, retail analyst and professional development. The division also provides customized employee training that's designed for your business's unique workforce needs.

Learn the difference between accelerated skills training courses and credit courses at NWACC. 

View the programs below to learn more about short-term, high-impact and work-ready training designed to meet your career goals.

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CDL Truck Driving 

NWACC offers CDL truck driving training that includes safety-based classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training customized to fit your career goals.

Truck Driving

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Certified Retail Analyst 

Pursue Certified Retail Analyst (CRA) professional certification and be equipped with the tools, knowledge and strategies to navigate a career within the retail world. 

Certified Retail Analyst

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Space Planning & Shelf Management

Enhance your skills in the retail or supplier industry and learn how to best utilize ProSpace software through Space Planning & Shelf Management courses.

Space Planning

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Professional Development

Take a professional development course to experience quality, cost-effective options that help maximize your performance, build new skills, and strengthen your existing knowledge base.

Professional Development

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Customized Training

NWACC can provide you with in-person or online employee training that's especially designed for your business's needs. Learn how we can improve productivity, efficiency and in-demand workforce skills. 

Customized Training

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Coding Bootcamps

Prepare for high-growth careers in software development and learn in-demand skills that will make you a competitive developer in a rapidly expanding industry. These courses are offered in partnership with Promineo Tech.

Coding Bootcamps


FANUC Robotics

Become a FANUC certified robot operator and learn about robotic operations and applications. FANUC provides training programs on robotics, intelligent solutions and advanced automation applications. 



Institute for Corporate and Public Safety

ICPS is an education, training and research institute designed to bridge the knowledge gap between private security and public safety sectors while enhancing preparedness.

Corporate & Public Safety



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