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On January 21st, the Triangle Regional Career Pathways Collaborative hosted “Hidden Careers – Hidden Talent.” Over 80 career coaches and advisers came to learn about lesser-known-but-critical jobs in life sciences, one the Triangle’s fastest growing industries. Putting candidates with disabilities or those coming out of the justice system on a promising career pathway was also a major topic of discussion.
Life sciences experts included Laura Rowley from the NC Biotech Center, Volker Borneman- Founder/CEO of Avazyme, Josh Arant-Founder/CEO of MAKCO Medical,
Darren Alfano- Operations Manager at Novozyme, and Stephen Miller, HR Business Partner at Novo Nordisk.
Multiple workforce development programs that help the justice-involved transition successfully into the workforce were highlighted – CAWD’s Training-to-Work program, Durham WDB’s Construction Summer Camp, and Kerr-Tar WDB’s Heavy Equipment Operator Program. Construction and skilled trade professionals are in high demand and the number of employers willing to consider applicants with blemished backgrounds is increasing.
Data proves this trend and was covered by senior economist Andrew Berger-Gross of NC LEAD in his presentation “Understanding Labor Market Trends.” Other resources for career advisers included the NC Business & Education Committee’s Navigator site where employers offering apprenticeships, internships, job shadowing and other work-based learning opportunities are listed.
To learn more about career pathways, download the NCWorks Certified Career Pathways impact report.
See how CAWD helped citizens AND businesses in Wake and Johnston counties! Adults and youth continue to benefit from the work done by NCWorks staff as well as programs for special populations that need a little extra help getting back into the workforce.
A big thank you to the partners and collaborations that make workforce development work!
If you have questions about the report, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apprenticeships are a growing trend in the U.S. as companies struggle to find qualified workers with the skills needed to conduct business. Economist Michael Walden will share facts about the local job market and the role of apprenticeships for a thriving workforce.
Also, companies who have integrated apprenticeship into their talent management strategies will share exactly what it took for them to do so. Speakers represent manufacturing, information technology, construction/skilled trades, and healthcare.
Don’t miss this enlightening and interactive event to connect, learn & leverage!
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CAWD now has funds to help students at Johnston Community College and Wake Tech with financial emergencies. Unforeseen financial burdens often derail students from completing degree and training programs. NC Governor Roy Cooper implemented the Finish Line grant program to fund collaboration between workforce development and community colleges to help these students.
Applicants can receive up to $1000.00 per school year and can apply at their financial aid offices. Academic standing and program completion rate are considered in addition to the type of financial emergency. Applications will be forwarded to CAWD’s Finish Line Program Manager for final determination.
Students with questions should contact their school’s financial aid office.
The NC Labor and Economic Analysis Division’s September report shows record unemployment and jobs data for the Capital Area as of July 2018. Check out the full report here.
Capital Area Workforce Development Board is pleased to announce the immediate launch of CATALYST 20/20, a program offering up to $20,000 to eligible businesses in Wake and Johnston counties for training. The purpose of Catalyst 20/20 is to fuel growth and productivity by building skills of existing workers.
Catalyst 20/20 is very flexible and can be used for certifications, technical training, leadership development, and other subjects deemed important to the employer. Delivery methods are also flexible, such as e-learning, online, or bringing in an outside provider. Companies can use the funds to train individual contributors, leaders, departments and/or teams.
“Many of our training dollars have been used to upskill those who are looking for work, but enhancing the skills of current employees is a must. Otherwise, the business won’t be able to keep up with global competition and everybody loses. Being able to offer Catalyst 20/20 is how we fulfill our vision of economic development through workforce excellence,” said Pat Sturdivant, Executive Director of CAWD.
Research shows that continuing education reduces employee turnover and directly impacts an organization’s bottom line. Catalyst 20/20 provides a mechanism for spurring a level of employee engagement that some businesses haven’t been able to offer. Launching this program is another way of connecting employers with solutions that meet their talent needs,” said Kimberly Wheeler, CAWD’s Director of Business Engagement.
Interested businesses can email email@example.com to request an application or call Kimberly Wheeler at (919)856-6040 for full details.
Workforce development is central to Governor Cooper’s administration. See the full announcement containing principles and goals of the initiative, and the role of workforce boards here.
The Capital Area Workforce Development Board has selected 3 priorities for the current, and next, fiscal year: Apprenticeship, Advocacy, and Advancing Youth (Unifying Goal.)
Work in these areas support the purpose of CAWDB, which is to
— have a workforce system that is responsive to the needs of the local area,
— connect private and public resources necessary to fill those needs,
— help individuals attain skills necessary for gainful employment, and
— assist employers with maintaining a skilled workforce so that they can compete in a global economy.
Apprenticeships are internationally recognized as an effective way for employers to create the workforce they need while the employee learns and increases their skill levels. The value of apprenticeships and processes for implementing (businesses) and progressing through apprenticeship programs (job seekers/employees), must be understood by entire community. This committee’s work supports all 4 areas.
Advocacy involves actively garnering support for CAWD and workforce development so that resources are always available for training and job programs. And as a major talent source, youth and young adults require special attention if they are to meet the ever-changing skill requirements of today’s workplace.
Anyone interested in participating in the work of either committee on an ad hoc basis should contact the Executive Director – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information technology jobs are plentiful due to a shortage of skilled workers, not just locally, but nationally. IT Beginnings was created to help young people, with little to no technical skills, develop tech skills and earn an industry-recognized credential in order to qualify for these in-demand jobs. Seven individuals completed the 12-week program that included mock interviews with reps from local businesses.
The graduation ceremony was held at the new Raleigh Pathways Center, a facility dedicated to setting individuals on career pathways that offer good pay in occupations with bright futures and high growth. Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane was present to offer her congratulations as was Pat Sturdivant, Executive Director of CAWD.
Many will continue their training by enrolling in TechHire, another CAWD/Wake Tech program with more vigorous training and work experience opportunities with local businesses.
Recruiting for the second cohort of participants will begin in the new year!