Cleveland Vocational Industries Inc. is a private 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation.

We are a community based organization serving adults primarily living in Cleveland County, North Carolina. We plan the direction of the organization based upon input from Training Associates, parents, customers, service providers and the community. Our philosophy of service is to act as a facilitator for change in a person’s life. Our job is to help guide a person in meeting the goals that they set for themselves.

We use the term “Training Associate” to describe the people we serve, where similar companies use the term “client”. We have supported and helped hundreds of individuals find meaningful careers for over 21 years. To do that, we aggressively look for business partners who can provide real, paid work for our Training Associates in our facility. This work not only helps develop good work skills for people seeking a job, but drives our organization to find new and exciting approaches to employment training.

We provide real, paid work for our Training Associates in an integrated production environment. Production employees act as mentors for our Training Associates. For many of our Training Associates, the work we provide can be a stepping stone to a chosen career. It becomes a vehicle for change in their life. For others here at Cleveland Vocational, this may be the first time they have ever earned a paycheck.