Wilkes Young Adult Receives Workforce Governor’s Award

The High Country WDB was honored to attend the annual NC Workforce Development Governor’s Award Banquet on October 12, 2023 in Greensboro where a local young adult from Wilkes County was recognized as this year’s Outstanding Young Adult participant. Jeffrey Harris of North Wilkesboro was nominated by the Wilkes NCWorks Career Center NextGen youth services in recognition of his hard work and dedication to meeting his educational and employment goals. Jeffrey received career guidance and counseling with an employment plan, participated in a work-based learning internship with a local employer, while also completing his GED and entering full time employment. Our workforce team is so proud of Jeffrey’s hard work and dedication.

Jeffrey Harris, 2023 Outstanding Young Adult Participant

Jeffrey and his career advisor, Veatrice Johnson