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Washington Must Address Skills Gap To Help North Carolina Residents Get Training, Education for Good-Paying Jobs with Opportunities for Advancement, Says Group
Delegation of Business Leaders from 25 States to Travel to DC December 7-8th
Greensboro NC —North Carolina business owners and Workforce Development Leaders will travel to Washington, D.C. to call on Congress and the incoming Trump Administration to support middle-skill jobs. The fly-in of employers from 25 states and the District of Columbia is being organized by Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships (BLU), a national coalition of employers from a range of industries who are working to address our country’s skills gap.
“In North Carolina, small- and medium-sized firms are offering good-paying jobs with opportunities to move up a career ladder. The market incentive is there – yet positions go unfilled because there simply aren’t enough tr
The Fall 2016 Association Meeting will be held in Greensboro on Wednesday, Oct. 5th at the Koury Convention Center in conjunction with the NC Workforce Partnership Conference.
SMRT (Strong Minds Rise Together) is pleased to offer their findings from the survey launched in May asking about local-level implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) around the nation. The 5-page executive summary can be accessed here. They received over 200 responses to complete this survey report, only local workforce development board representatives were included in this survey.
The Report Overview:
Local Workforce Development Boards face many challenges to implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). SMRT surveyed over 200 members from the community of local Workforce Development Boards to document the barriers they are facing. Our goal is to identify the obstacles, as well as some of the bright spots, in WIOA implementation to help local boards u
We are very pleased to announce that Stephanie Deese will be joining the North Carolina Association of Workforce Boards (NCWADB) as the Executive Director on July 11, 2016. Stephanie will be responsible for providing strategic and operational support and leadership for the North Carolina Association of Workforce Development Boards working closely with the NCWADB executive team and Director’s Council.
Stephanie had over thirty years’ experience working in a variety of workforce development leadership roles before retiring in 2013. In addition to her previous professional work experience and expertise in managing federal grants, leveraging resources, and partnership building, for the past year she has been the National Emergency Grant Job-driven Initiative (NEG-JDI) project manager for the North Central Region.
Please join us in welcoming Stephanie to her new role as Executive Director.
You can reach Stephanie at:
The North Carolina Association of Workforce Development Boards is seeking an Executive Director. This position offers the opportunity to build an organization that can drive in making workforce development boards a unified voice and serve as an advocate for North Carolina’s workforce needs.
This position is part-time independent contractor. Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org