Continental has invested approximately US$1.45 billion into the manufacturing site in Mississippi.
“This a great day for Continental Tyre and the State of Mississippi,” Governor Bryant said. “This training centre is state-of-the-art and will facilitate jobs for Mississippians for years to come. Workforce training is vital to a healthy economy and something that has been a priority of mine since taking office. We are thrilled to have Continental Tyre as a business partner in Mississippi.”
Project Manager, Michael Egner, said the training centre will support the recruitment and professional development of the employees in Clinton.
The centre is equipped with classrooms, computer labs and technical equipment that will be used for job interviews, new employee orientation, and training. On top of that, Continental’s has a partnership with Hinds Community College they are hoping will drive employment and professional development at the facility.
The training centre is the first completed structure in Continental’s long-term growth strategy in Mississippi. The centre will support recruitment and retention for Continental’s commercial vehicle tyre plant. Additionally, it will be used for the company’s sales team as well as for special events for Continental’s customers. By the time the tyre plant officially starts production in 2020, around 400 employees will be hired. Approximately 2,500 jobs will be created by 2028.