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Our latest Regional Partnership Workforce Development Board NewsletterFall 2017 Newsletter




Fall 2017






Building Futures is now…  NEXTGEN

Youth Services are evolving and growing to meet the needs of our advanced youth and technology.

See what we have to offer at your nearest NCWorks Career Center!




Certified Work Ready Communitiesnc-wrc

The NCWorks Certified Work Ready Communities initiative, built on the foundation of the NCEast Alliance’s program, is a collaborative effort between workforce development partners including the Office of the Governor, the North Carolina Chamber Foundation, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the North Carolina Community College System Office and the North Carolina Department of Commerce aimed at leveraging data and analysis tools to continue economic growth in North Carolina.

The North Carolina Chamber Foundation serves as the final certifying body to designate a NC Works Certified Work Ready Community.

Community Benefits

By participating in the NCWorks Certified Work Ready Communities initiative, counties, regions and states are helping:

§  Business and industry know exactly which foundational skills they need for a productive workforce – and to easily communicate their needs

§  Individuals understand which skills are required by employers – and how to prepare themselves for success

§  Policy makers consistently measure the skills gap in a timely manner at the national, state and local levels

§  Educators close the skills gap, via tools integrated into career pathways with stackable industry-recognized credentials

§  Economic developers use an on-demand reporting tool to market the quality of their workforce

How to Get Involved

Interested in launching an application for your county?  Go to:  https://ncchamber.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/CWRC_App_Package_NC-11-1-16.pdf

Certified Career Pathways  – a Regional Collaboration through TriadWorks

Click here for more information on this statewide initiative.

NCWorks Certified Career Pathways are key to engaging industry and ensuring the education and training pipeline at the local level is aligned with the needs of local businesses. Career pathways are purposeful plans for education and training leading to knowledge and skill acquisition and successful careers.

Community Benefits

By participating in the NCWorks Certified Career Pathways initiative you are helping:

  • Students and adults prepare for their future success.
  • On ramps and off ramps that allow for flexibility as life happens.
  • Partnerships and collaboration with area leaders, industries, schools, community colleges and 4-year colleges to help prepare our future workforce.
  • North Carolina residents a successful path to a brighter future through “targeted” pathways for long-term careers in growing fields of study.

Our Regional Pathways that we are currently working on: 

  • Nursing (approved November, 2016)Piedmont Alliance for Triad Healthcare (PATH)
    MISSION: PATH serves as a collaborative advisory council to advocate for and further develop the healthcare workforce to meet the current and emerging needs of healthcare employers in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina.
    The PATH collaborative serves 12 counties: Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin.  To join PATH, contact Kate McMahon, kmcmahon@ptrc.org  or 336-904-0333.
  • Advanced Manufacturing (current- looking for committee members to assist in development) If you are interested, please contact James Bain, Regional Partnership Workforce Development Board, jbain@regionalcs.org
  • Aviation (current- looking for committee members to assist in development)  If you are interested, please contact Melissa Smith, Guilford County Workforce Development Board, Melissa.smith@greensboro-nc.gov
  • Transportation/Logistics (current- looking for committee members to assist in development)  If you are interested, please contact Tim Maness, DavidsonWorks, tim.maness@davidsoncountync.gov