COVID-19 Information, Updates, and Resources for Businesses and Individuals

The Region C Workforce Development Board is utilizing IPDC’s website to provide updates on workforce issues related to COVID-19.  Please go to the above link for more information. 

NOTE: All NCWorks Career Centers in the region are closed to the public, but are still providing services virtually and by phone.  For more information, contact the Centers below:

Region C Workforce Development Board Local Area Plan Available for Public Review

The 4-year strategic Local Area Plan for the Region C Workforce Development Consortium’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs and services delivered for Cleveland, McDowell, Polk, and Rutherford Counties is available for public review at this link:

Questions or comments should be addressed to Steve Lockett by telephone  (828) 351 2373, or email at

The mission of the Region C Workforce Development Board (WDB) is to help employers meet their workforce needs, help individuals build careers, strengthen the local economy, and meet the challenges of global competition.

Our work reaches people who include adults seeking more meaningful careers, dislocated
workers aiming to regain employment, and youth focused on getting the right start in life. We also represent employers from a broad range of leading industries that need workers with the training, skills and dedication to produce important products and services for a global marketplace. For both, we help guide the efforts of public and community resources to enhance North Carolina’s workforce capabilities.

NC Works Online

Connecting talent to jobs
Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information. READ MORE

Future Workforce Alliance

A Regional Partnership
The Alliance represents a collaboration of North Carolina’s High Country, Western Piedmont and Region C WDBs—serving 15 counties in the North Carolina’s northwestern corner and its Foothills area including 10 of the 12 Future Forward Economic Alliance counties.