Alamance Community College (ACC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreement with Wilson Brown Sock Company, the first new NCEdge Customized Training Project partner in the College’s Corporate Education and Economic Development division since 2022.


The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) stipulates that ACC provide 196 hours of customized training for 12 classes that will train Wilson Brown employees in courses such as Knitter Technician Training, Forklift, Supply Chain/Logistics, Excel and Time Management.


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Signing the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) documents to seal the partnership on May 14 were Callum Brown, President of Wilson Brown Sock Company, and Bettina Akukwe, Associate Vice President of Corporate Education and Economic Development at ACC. The agreement runs from May 2024 to April 2026, with the option to continue with additional courses as needed.


“We're thrilled for the opportunity to champion a local enterprise in its journey of growth and workforce development. The longstanding partnership between Wilson Brown Sock Company and our college is a testament to shared values and community support. It's a privilege to reciprocate their dedication by assisting in the expansion of their business.” said Akukwe.


Funding for the NCEdge Customized Training Project is provided by the NC General Assembly and the NC Community College System, with Alamance Community College administering the training support funds and arranging classes and instructors for each project.


Based in Alamance County, Wilson Brown Sock Company has manufactured and marketed a family of high quality sock brands for decades, originally under the name ProFeet. The company’s products span several niche markets, including athletics, outdoor lifestyle, and workwear. As a family-owned business, Wilson Brown states on its website that it is committed to the resurgence of American textiles manufacturing.


Alamance Community College has a rich history of working with companies to provide relevant training while increasing the capacity of North Carolina’s workforce. ACC’s Customized Training Program is already partnered with five other local business and industry companies.


Under the direction of Associate Vice President Bettina Akukwe, ACC’s Corporate Education/Business & Industry Training division specializes in the development, planning, and delivery of quality educational and technical programs, services and training to Alamance County business and industry. The Customized Training Program provides Alamance County with New, Expanding and Existing Business and Industry funding resources and services for job growth, productivity enhancement, and technology investment.