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.
Capital Area Workforce Development Board is the leader in providing innovative solutions to match workforce skills with employer needs.
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.
- 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
WAKE LOCAL REENTRY COUNCIL
CAWD is the intermediary agency for the Wake LRC. Learn how we're helping people transition from incarceration into the workforce at WakeLRC.org.
The Workforce Development Board was exceedingly helpful and responsive, which made the entire process feel like a partnership. Additionally, having grant money available for enhancing the effectiveness of our employees helped to send a strong message about the power and importance of training.
What we discovered is that without those resources through the workforce development [system], it’s almost impossible for the local public schools to provide the level of experience we need for new employees to come in.
Reporting requirements were simple to complete and the training program allowed us to meet the goals we set out to achieve. Having this training program provided an opportunity to develop our maintenance personnel further in their skill sets allowing for high impact improvements related to machine efficiency. Overall, our experience with this program is one of appreciation and satisfaction.
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.
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.
These materials are provided to help members become effective advocates for workforce development and CAWD.
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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