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Our team empowers businesses by helping them build qualified workforces. We also oversee NCWorks Career Centers that help job seekers obtain vital skills and access resources that lead to rewarding careers.
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Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) is dedicated to working with businesses in search of candidates with the appropriate skills needed for open positions. Concurrently, we work alongside job seekers no matter what career stage they are in. From recent grads to working professionals looking for something new, we deliver rewarding career opportunities, skill development and preparedness resources, creating a seamless cycle of employment and growth throughout the region.

Our success is when businesses and professionals thrive in Wake and Johnston Counties.

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CAWD Selected by IBM to Partner on Regional Expansion of SkillsBuild

Partnership Offers More Opportunities for Jobseekers to Reskill and Upskill for the Post-COVID Workplace RALEIGH, N.C. (March 3, 2021) – Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) is one of a select number of workforce boards in the country chosen by IBM to help expand IBM SkillsBuild to the U.S. SkillsBuild is career-readiness program, provided at no…

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Remote Work: It’s Here to Stay.

The workplace has changed. Thanks to the pandemic, more employers and seeing the benefit of having a remote workforce. For employees, this requires learning new ways of performing jobs and managing people outside of the office environment. Self-management is critical as is dealing with distractions and striving to create work/life balance when the line has…

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CAWD Launches Catalyst 20/20: Up To $20,000 to Train Existing Workers

Raleigh, NC, March 5, 2018 – Capital Area Workforce Development Board  is pleased to announce the immediate launch of CATALYST 20/20, a program offering up to $20,000 to eligible businesses in Wake and Johnston counties for training…

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