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CAWD Wins Angel of Hope Award for Reentry Leadership

CAWD’s reentry team and staff accepted Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women’s (IPMW) Angel of Hope Award for our leadership as the intermediary agency for the Wake Local Reentry Council.    As intermediary, the team facilitate communication and coordination of resources between …

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Apprenticeship Prep Program Now Taking Applications!

CAWD’s Apprenticeship Prep Program (APP) is taking applications! Selected youth and young adult participants will learn about the electrical career pathway. Apprenticeships are ideal because classroom instruction and hands-on job training occur simultaneously AND apprentices enjoy increasing wages as they …

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CAWD Annual Report Released

CAWD released its annual report for program year 2020-2021. This year’s edition features video testimonials from job seekers and business customers that reflect the impact of workforce services on the lives and livelihoods of our customers.

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CAWD Awarded $1.9M to Help Workers Affected by Pandemic

CAWD is one of the first 9 recipients of CAREER grants awarded by the US Department of Labor to support communities disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The total award exceeds $1.9 million dollars.

CAREER National Dislocated Worker Grants will

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What’s Up at CAWD?

The July edition of Workforce Matters, CAWD’s quarterly newsletter, is available HERE!

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Partnership for Biotechnology Training

The career potential offered in life sciences is tremendous. CAWD is partnering with Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBiotech) and our NCWorks Career Centers will help more people transition into this important, global industry, especially those whose …

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CAWD Awarded $100,000 for Youth Apprenticeship Preparation

The North Carolina Department of Commerce has awarded CAWD a grant for $100,000 for the Capital Area Apprenticeship Prep Program (APP). CAWD is one of three workforce boards to receive a grant specifically to expand employment and training services for …

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ADA Day – How to Drive Inclusivity Post-COVID

A silver lining of the pandemic was that many companies were able to shift to a remote work environment, making it easier for jobs to be performed anywhere BUT the office. This served people with disabilities well as it eliminated …

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CAWD Wins WIOA Trailblazer Award from National Association of Workforce Boards

RALEIGH, NC (May 27, 2021)—The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) recently announced Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) as the winner of the WIOA Trailblazer Award. The award will be presented at NAWB’s upcoming event The Forum 2021 in Washington, …

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Raleigh, NC (May 10, 2021) – Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) will host “Growing Tech Talent: It’s Everybody’s Business” on May 19th from 8:30 am – 9:30 am. The online event will provide strategies to help companies and organizations that …

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