ABOUT THE CAPITAL AREA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

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 and Johnston counties designed to serve businesses and individuals of all ages. We believe in economic development through workforce excellence.

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

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.

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

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Capital Area Workforce Development Board provides policy, planning and oversight under the guidelines established by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Our projects are catalysts for systemic change within the workforce system so that businesses in Wake and Johnston counties can access the talent they need in order to thrive.

The Board is comprised of up to 25 members, 51% of whom must represent the private sector. The remaining members include representatives from the following groups:

  • Public Employment Service
  • Secondary & Post-Secondary Education
  • Economic Development
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Service
  • Public Assistance Service
  • Organized Labor
  • Community Based Organizations

Members serve a two year term and are appointed by the Chairman of the Wake County Board of Commissioners.
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BOARD MEETINGS & MINUTES

Board meetings are open to the public and are scheduled on the 4th Thursday of every third month from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

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BOARD COMMITTEES

CAWDB consists of four regularly convening committees that support the mission and strategic goals of the organization. These committees meet in the off month of the Board meetings.

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MEMBER MATERIALS

These materials are provided to help members become effective advocates for workforce development and CAWD.

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CAWD GALLERY

Winner of two national awards, see some of the people and activities that drive our progressive, innovative strategies and activities, including board members, staff, and partners.

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THE NEWS ROOM

New Executive Committee

Capital Area Workforce Development Board is pleased to announce...
By Brenda Wilkerson | January 28, 2020 | Blog Post, CAWD News, News

CAWD is Hiring Reentry Specialists!

Capital Area Workforce Development is seeking both a Reentry...
By Brenda Wilkerson | January 9, 2020 | CAWD News, News

CAWD Annual Holiday Breakfast

As a kick-off to the holidays, CAWD held the...
By Brenda Wilkerson | December 9, 2019 | Blog Post, CAWD News, News

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Upcoming Events

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    February 28 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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    March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. How to WOW HR

    March 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Land it! Advanced Job Search Techniques

    March 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Scholarship Information Session

    March 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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