Wake Partners Small Grants for Reentry Projects – Summer Round

CAWD is taking applications for small grants for reentry projects!

Capital Area Workforce Development Board (CAWD), in collaboration with Wake County Government, is looking to fund specific reentry projects from Wake County non-profit organizations. These grants are in keeping with …

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RFP Issued for Marketing Services for Entrepreneurs

CAWD started Pathways to Entrepreneurship (PTE) because the success of small businesses and entrepreneurs is important for the region’s workforce and the economic vitality of the region. The consultant awarded this RFP will provide marketing services to PTE business owners …

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CAWD Issues RFP for Mini-Grants Fund Manager

CAWD started Pathways to Entrepreneurship because the success of small businesses and entrepreneurs is important for the region’s workforce and economic vitality. The awardee of this RFP will manage mini-grants to help qualifying entrepreneurs mitigate the cost of starting and …

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CAWD WIOA Plan Available for Public Comment

Capital Area Workforce Development is required to make copies of the proposed Capital Area Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) plan for program year 2023 available to the public and allow for public comment. The WIOA plan is available for …

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Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) and partner workforce boards split $7.2 million to provide career and reentry services to inmates at Butner Federal Correctional Complex. CAWD received $3.2M for its share of a regional reentry grant known as NC PROWD …

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New Wake Partners Reentry Grant Awards


CAWD is pleased to announce the newest recipients of the 2023 Wake Partners Reentry Grants. These organizations have decades of experience supporting adults, youth, and communities impacted by justice system involvement. We awarded $67,263.50 to support the important work …

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Five Stars Workforce Initiative Helps Hotels

Did you know that 13 new hotels opened in Wake County in the last 2 years?  Seven more are under construction for 2023 and several more are being planned. CAWD’s new Five Stars Workforce Initiative helps hotels with a variety …

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RFP Update – Answers to Applicant Questions

Applicants submitted 3 questions about the RFP for the operation of NCWorks Career Centers in Wake, Johnston, Chatham, Lee, and Orange counties, and delivery of workforce services.  View answers in the link below.

Answered Questions




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Small Business Workforce Forum

All businesses need a solid workforce. Whether you need 5 employees or 50, how do you hire and retain the best over the long term?  Healthy, profitable small businesses are major contributors to local economies. Let NCWorks help with talent …

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CAWD Annual Report Released

Getting people back to work, helping businesses connect to the right talent, getting businesses to invest in existing talent, preparing opportunity youth for life and work…it’s all in here! Thanks to the team, board members and partners for another impactful …

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