Continental Tire the Americas recently hosted the grand opening for the company’s new Employee Training Center in Clinton, Miss., on Nov. 8, in a ceremony attended by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant. The total investment for the Continental manufacturing site under development in Mississippi is $1.45 billion.
The Training Center is equipped with classrooms, computer labs and technical equipment that will be used for job interviews, new employee orientation, and training. Additionally, Continental’s partnership with Hinds Community College will drive employment and professional development at the facility.
The Training Center is the first completed structure in Continental‘s long-term growth strategy in Mississippi, the company says. The Training Center will support recruitment and retention for Continental’s commercial vehicle tire plant. Additionally, the Training Center will be used for the company’s sales team as well as for special events for Continental’s customers. According to Continental, by the time the tire plant officially starts production in 2020, around 400 employees will be hired. Approximately 2,500 jobs will be created by 2028, the company says.