Connecting Businesses to Talent

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 skills needed for open positions. At the same time, 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, Johnston, Chatham, Lee, and Orange Counties.

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The Stevens Amendment

In compliance with the Stevens Amendment, funding details are provided below and revised annually.   WIOA Title I Programs Capital Area Workforce Development Board Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Programs are federally supported 100% by the U.S. Department of Labor as part of an award totaling $5,012,736. WIOA Adult Program The Capital Area Workforce…

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WIOA Four-Year Comprehensive Plan Available for Comment

CAWD’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Four-Year plan is available for public comment. View or download the plan at the link below. Submit feedback and suggestions to [email protected] by May 23, 2024. Download the Plan

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Triangle Talent Regional Skills Analysis: Download the Report!

What did 1,000 businesses in the Triangle region have to say about their current and future needs when it comes to workers? What skills are people currently lacking? Which industries will be hiring and which won’t?  Download the report and see for yourself! Triangle Talent Regional Skills Analysis

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More Funding Available for Reentry Projects!

CAWD is once again taking applications for small grants for reentry projects. Capital Area Workforce Development Board (CAWD), in collaboration with Wake County Government, is looking to fund specific reentry projects from Wake County non-profit organizations. CAWD’s mission is to create a highly effective workforce system that provides employers with productive, skilled workers and offers…

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