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CAWD PY22-23 Local Plan and Attachments

Capital Area Workforce Development is required to make copies of the proposed Capital Area Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) plan for program year ’22 available to the public and allow for public comment.

Please submit any comments or suggestions …

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SelmaWorks! Vendors Announced

What do you need to move to the next level in your career and in life? SelmaWorks! has it!

Education completion or continuation
Credential attainment
Job training
Scholarships for training programs
Overcoming barriers due to justice involvement
Veterans support
Temporary …

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IBM Asks CAWD to Join OneTen Coaltion

OneTen is IBM’s newest collaboration that seeks to hire, promote and advance 1 million Black individuals over the next 10 years, who do not have a four-year degree, into family-sustaining careers. CAWD is one of many in the local coalition …

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Cohort #2 Begins Apprenticeship Prep Program!

CAWD’s Apprenticeship Prep Program (APP) provides young people aged 18-24 with education and career readiness skills. At the end of the program, they are prepared for a pre-apprenticeship, full apprenticeship, employment, or continued education. The current program is for the …

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Monthly Labor Market Overview

The most recent labor market report from North Carolina’s Department of Commerce shows data for the month of February.

Wake County’s unemployment rate remained steady at 3.0%, the same as January and still well below the state and nation. Wake’s …

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SelmaWorks! Brings Resources to the People

April 7, 2022 – The SelmaWorks! Resource Fair will take place at the Richard B. Harrison Gymnasium from 10am-2pm on Friday, April 22. The event is a partnership between Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD), NCWorks, Johnston Community College and Johnston …

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WakeLRC Commemorates Second Chance Month

April is Second Chance Month in North Carolina, a time to focus attention on the challenges facing the more than 20,000 people returning to their communities each year after incarceration. The Wake Local Reentry Council has multiple events planned, each …

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CAWD Awards $100,000 in Wake Partners Grants to Community Organizations

Capital Area Workforce Development Board in collaboration with Wake County Government is excited to announce the latest recipients of Wake Partners grants. The purpose of the grants is always to provide impactful community-based solutions. This year’s recipients specialize in reentry …

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“Capital Ideas” Podcast Just Launched!

CAWD’s first video podcast is now available! Capital Ideas features people of organizations that are driving economic vitality through initiatives that uplife residents, support businesses, and make the region a great place to live, work, and play for everyone.

Episode …

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Electrical Apprenticeship Prep Program starts Feb 28th!

CAWD’s Apprenticeship Prep Program will start a 2nd cohort of learners on February 28th.

The program is for 16-24 year olds in Wake County and will focus on the electrical career pathway. Electricians can work in a residential environment, commercial …

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