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Wilkes County Partnership Receives Workforce Development Innovation Grant

Governor Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 the awardees of the Innovation Grants as part of his NC Job Ready initiative.  The Wilkes Partnership grant will support the development of an action plan for workforce transportation in the … more

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New Report Details Impact of NCWorks Certified Career Pathways

North Carolina is already benefiting from collaborative efforts to establish regional career pathways across the state, according to a new report prepared for the NCWorks Commission, Governor Roy Cooper’s statewide workforce development board. The state now has 35 NCWorks Certified … more

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Watauga County Achieves Work Ready Community Certification from ACT

Watauga County today announced that it has met all criteria to become a certified ACT Work Ready Community. This achievement caps a two-year engagement process and begins a two-year growth and maintenance phase to retain certification. The ACT Work Ready … more

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NCWorks Attends Advanced Manufacturing Day

Advanced Manufacturing Day was held on October 4th, 2018 at the Mayland Community College Yancey Campus. This event provided students exposure to the training options and career opportunities related to advanced manufacturing. Over 120 middle and high school students took … more

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NCWorks NEXTGEN Annual Report Now Available

North Carolina recently released a summary report highlighting successes and data regarding the NCWorks NextGen services for youth and young adults. Every workforce region within NC is represented in the report, with a total of 6,101 young adults receiving intensive … more

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Finish Line Grant Funding Received

The High Country WDB has been awarded Finish Line Grant funding in partnership with local community colleges to assist students who face unforeseen financial emergencies on the cusp of training completion. These funds are designed to assist students with unexpected … more

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Working Smart in Wilkes County

Students at Wilkes Community College recently completed their “Working Smart” certification as a co-requisite to the personal care assistant class.  Working Smart was developed in response to employer needs regarding the development of soft skills in the work place and … more

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NCWorks Commission Approves Career Pathways, Certifies Centers

With Governor Roy Cooper in attendance, the NCWorks Commission met on May 23 to approve new Career Pathways, certify Career Centers and celebrate local innovations in workforce development. The group held its quarterly meeting at Moretz Mills in Hickory, marking … more

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2018 NC Career Clusters Guide Now Available

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HCWDB Meeting Guests and New Member

Senator Deanna Ballard (center) attended last week’s High Country Workforce Development Board meeting and participated in discussion with members regarding workforce needs. Ballard is pictured with High Country WDB Chair Bryan Peterson (left) and Director Keith Deveraux (right).   Hayden … more

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