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Backpacks-2-Briefcases: College Grads Need Help, Too

August 14, 2017
Believe it or not, there’s a workforce program to help most every personal situation a person might find themselves in, regardless of age, experience, and background. John was an NCSU college graduate working full-time, but making minimum wage in a job unrelated to his degree. It offered no pathway for him to reach his career goal ...
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IT Beginnings Class – Apply Here!

June 6, 2017
IT Beginnings is for young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 interested in tech careers. Employers across industries need tech professionals and IT Beginnings offers basic training and a certification that will allow young adults to continue their education in the field or obtain entry-level positions. In addition, participants will learn by touring ...
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May 9, 2017
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CAWD Welcomes Input on WIOA Plan

April 12, 2017
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires each Workforce Development Board (WDB) to develop and submit, in partnership with the local chief elected official, a comprehensive four-year plan to the state. We submitted ours in May, 2016. Annually, each WDB will provide updates to the four-year plan. The WIOA Program Year (PY) 2017 Plan ...
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CAWD Launches Podcast Channel

April 10, 2017
To help the public better understand what we do, we have started a podcast channel! Workforce development can be a complicated story to tell since there are so many moving parts; multiple organizations, people, and businesses working in pursuit of a common goal – building a highly-skilled and efficient workforce. Podcasts are an up and ...
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Cisco Lunch & Learn

March 7, 2017
Educational Data Systems Incorporated (EDSI) hosted a Lunch & Learn with Cisco for the Capital Area Youth program in Raleigh. EDSI is a national workforce development consulting company. Their Wake County office provides academic and career services to local youth, in and out of school, aged 16 to 24. Twenty-eight young adults attended the event to ...
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Apprenticeship Summit for Businesses

February 1, 2017
Capital Area Workforce Development Board and NCWorks are hosting an Apprenticeship Summit for local businesses and organizations to learn a more effective way to recruit and train new employees. Apprenticeships allow workers to learn new skills, adapt to a new company environment, and earn a living wage. An average of 2,000 hours are spent training ...
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Free Tax Prep at Career Center

February 1, 2017
It’s tax season! NCWorks is offering free tax preparation and E-Filing for the 2016 fiscal year. IRS Certified Volunteers will be available at Wake County Human Services at the NCWorks Career Center to help you prepare and E-file your federal and state taxes. To process your tax return, please bring original copies of social security ...
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CAWD Board Member Chosen for Leadership North Carolina.

January 23, 2017
We have always believed that we have the best board members in the state.  So it’s no surprise that Anthony Caison, VP of Continuing Ed. at Wake Tech and “board member extraordinaire” was among a select few chosen for Leadership North Carolina! What he will learn about the state, its strengths, weaknesses, and community needs ...
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CAWD Certifies First NCWorks Career Center for Veterans!

December 6, 2016
*More than a third of companies surveyed by CareerBuilder are actively recruiting veterans. And almost half (47%) of the same employers have hired a former member of the armed forces in the last year. Employers love veterans for their initiative, work ethic, and tenacity, yet they can lack the technical skills and qualifications needed to ...
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Make a difference in someone's life!

Access Americorps Workforce Development team members work with job seekers that visit NCWorks Career Centers, including those with disabilities or significant barriers to employment such as veterans, former offenders, disconnected youth, older workers, and the homeless.

If selected for the program, you will be assigned to a center located in Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Raleigh, Clayton, Wake Forest or Zebulon. Members also engage in outreach and community awareness activities at libraries, schools, nonprofit agencies, and lead or participate in various service projects.

Help others while helping yourself.

There are many benefits to being an Americorps member. Not only do you help those in need, but you earn a living stipend and an education award for future higher education endeavors or to pay off an existing student loan! The work that you do will enhance communication skills, such as interpersonal communication, conflict resolution and team work. You will also gain professional skills like time management, documentation and reporting, and customer service that will serve you well in any work environment.

Download the Information Sheet for full details and how to apply. You can also learn more about us on our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

Have questions? Send an email to ann.gerhardt@wakegov.com.

Access Americorps Workforce Development is funded through a grant to The Capital Area Workforce Development Board from the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service.

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