About Us

We are a private-public partnership that believes in economic development through workforce excellence.

Who We Are

Coming Together to Drive Growth

Capital Area Workforce Development is a public-private partnership that focuses on economic development by ensuring the local workforce has the skills, training and education to meet the needs of local employers. The board oversees workforce solutions in Wake, Johnston, Chatham, Lee, and Orange counties that are designed to serve businesses and individuals of all ages. We believe in economic development through workforce excellence.


Our Mission

The mission of the Capital Area Workforce Development Board is to create a highly effective workforce system. This system will provide employers with productive, skilled workers and offer citizens training and employment opportunities that promote job satisfaction and economic stability. The accomplishment of this mission will enable all citizens to contribute to the prosperity of the community.

Our Vision

Capital Area Workforce Development Board is the leader in providing innovative solutions to match workforce skills with employer needs.

Strategic Goals

  • Assist the untapped workforce in gaining the skills, competencies and credentials required for in-demand, family-supporting careers
  • Increase brand awareness with our stakeholders
  • Align in-demand sector strategies with workforce system and economic development needs

Who We Help

Small Businesses

Large Companies

Minority & Women-Owned Businesses

Adult Job Seekers

Dislocated Workers

Justice-Involved Individuals

Veterans and Spouses

Youth Job Seekers

Young Adult Job Seekers

How We Help

We focus on economic development by ensuring businesses have access to a skilled workforce comprised of trained individuals that prioritize growth. We connect businesses with candidates, to whom we provide training, resources, education and growth opportunities to maximize their potential and talent so they can truly thrive as professionals in their chosen careers.

Dedicated to Growth

The Board

Professionals who are passionate about workforce and economic development.
Meet Our Members

The Staff

Experts at connecting business with talented staff and professional development.
Meet Our Team

Board Committees

Specialized groups aimed at solving unique challenges and accomplishing goals.
Learn Our Efforts