News for Workforce Development

Centralina Workforce Development Board Wins International Award 1/2017
Centralina WDB was awarded a Davey Award for its interactive partner map housed on its recently revamped website. (more)

Centralina NEXGEN Customer Lands Full-Time Job After Months of Work Experience 12/2016
NEXGEN links youth and young adults with the best resources to support their pathway to a solid career. (more)

NCWorks Career Centers Provide a Pathway to a Solid Career 10/2016
Career seeker becomes re-employed after NCWorks Career Center-Lincoln finds a solution to her employment. (more)

Centralina WDB NEXGEN Customer Finds Path to New Beginnings 9/2016
NEXGEN Links Youth and Young Adults with the Best Resources to Support Their Pathway to a Solid Career (more)

Congressman Richard Hudson Receives Workforce Development Award 8/2016
The Centralina Workforce Development Board honored Congressman Richard Hudson with a special award for his work in the development and implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. (more)

Centralina WDB Lauded on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives 8/2016
Congresswoman Virginia Foxx recognized Centralina Council of Governments and Centralina Workforce Development Board on the House floor near the anniversary of the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. (more)

NEXGEN Links Youth and Young Adults with the Best Resources to Support Their Pathway to a Solid Career 6/2016
Success Story: Calvin Brown, a Centralina Workforce Development Board NEXGEN customer, completed training that led to full-time employment. (more)

Centralina WDB Receives 2016 Supporter of the Year Award 5/2016
Cabarrus Economic Development recognized Centralina’s Workforce Development Board with the Supporter of the Year Award for helping to foster a positive business environment in Cabarrus County. (more)

NEXGEN Links Youth and Young Adults with the Best Resources to Support Their Pathway to a Solid Career 4/2016
Success Story: Lemuel Rivera, a Centralina Workforce Development Board NEXGEN customer, completed training that led to full-time employment. (more)

NCWorks Incumbent Worker Training Grants Enhance the Skills of Employees 3/2016
Grants offered by Centralina Workforce Development Board (WDB) help provide real economic investment in existing businesses and the workforce for our region. (more)

NCWorks Career Center-Cabarrus Changes Lives Through the Power of Employment and Community Outreach 11/2015
Centralina's Workforce Development Board opens a new center in Concord. (more)

Centralina Workforce Development Board Announces a Soft Launch of its New Website 11/2015
The new Centralina WDB website will include new features designed to make visiting the site easier and a more interactive experience. (more)

NCWorks Career Center Provides Needed Resources to Local Job Seekers 8/2015
Success Story: Thanks to the Help of the NCWorks Career Center-Mooresville and the North Carolina Manufacturing Institute, Charlotte Alexander’s career is moving ahead. (more)

New Tool to Support Economic Development and Job Growth Ready for Testing 2/2014
Career Headlight, a new regionwide career tool, will allow users to identify available jobs in the region, required skills and training in the region. (more)

Job Profiler Services Now Available to Region's Employers from Centralina 11/2013
Centralina Workforce Development Board now offers ACT Job Profiler services to help businesses hire the right employee and avoid costly turnovers. (more)

Centralina WDB and Partners Receive Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Workforce Development 11/2013
Carnes-Miller Gear and PowerStream Industries received recognition for outstanding efforts in helping achieve workforce development goals. (more)

Centralina Workforce Development Board Announces "Career Headlight" Regional Pilot Project 3/2013
A user-friendly, real-time web-based platform is being created to quickly and efficiently match the region's career seekers with rewarding careers and the training needed to qualify for those regional jobs. (more)

Centralina Council of Governments Organizations Honor Local Advanced Manufacturers 3/2013
Centralina Economic Development Commission and Centralina Workforce Development Board support advanced manufacturing through annual awards program. (more)

Centralina CCOG Co-Sponsors Regional Global Competitiveness Summit 3/2013
Centralina continues its collaboration between public organizations and private industry with sponsorship of summit on increasing region's competitiveness in the global marketplace. (more)

When it Comes to Education, How Much is Too Much? 2/2013
Allied Health Regional Skills Partnership Looks at Degree Creep in the Healthcare Industry (more)

Centralina WDB and Partners Receive Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Workforce Development 12/2012
Lincolnton Furniture Company and Michelin North America received recognition for outstanding efforts in helping North Carolina achieve workforce development goals. (more)

Congratulations to Anson County! 11/2012
Anson County receives $448,134 in N.C. Catalyst Community Development Block Grant funds. (more)

Best Practices on Regional Job Program leads to White House Invitation 10/2012
Centralina Workforce Development Board Staff, Vail Carter, invited to the White House to speak on Job Clubs and Career Ministries. (more)

2012 Centralina WDB Youth Service Summit is October 11-12 9/2012
“Stimulating young minds—preparing the future workforce” is the theme of this year’s youth summit focusing on ensuring young adults in the region are prepared to enter the workforce. (more)

Centralina WDB, Employers, and Workforce Partners Participate in Business Roundtable with Senator Kay Hagan 1/2012
Employer needs and workforce training are the topics of a recent Roundtable with Senator Kay Hagan (more)

It's Three in a Row for Stanly Community College and the Centralina WDB! 11/2011
Infastech Avdel Receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Workforce Development (more)

New Grants Available for Business Workforce Training 9/2011
Businesses can apply before Sept. 21 for a grant to upgrade skills of their current workforce & increase competitiveness. (more)

2011 International Economic Development Council Conference 9/2011
IEDC Conference in Charlotte, Sept. 18-21. (more)

Regional Partners Seek $1.4 Million Grant for Jobs and Economy 8/2011
Three regional agencies seek grant to build regional partnerships, create jobs, expand the economy and enhance competitiveness. (more)

Grants to Ensure a Skilled Workforce 7/2011
Grants totaling $46,530 invested in two businesses to provide skills training to employees. (more)