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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Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) provides workforce development solutions to help all businesses with talent needs. Wake County hotels and the hospitality industry are facing a massive worker shortage and unfortunately, data shows that over the next 5 years, the …

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Labor Market Overview

The most recent labor market overview released by the NC Department of Commerce reflects data for the month of May.

Key data points for Wake County:

  • Unemployment rate: 3.0% – an increase of .2 from previous month /.4% less than
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Reaching People With the Most Needs

Last year, CAWD set a goal of serving 250 individuals from vulnerable and historically marginalized communities through a US Department of Labor CAREER grant. Based on data, high-need areas included residents in parts of Wake Forest and Raleigh.

One strategy …

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Pathway to Entrepreneurship Launches Successfully

CAWD’s entrepreneurship program addresses upward mobility by helping micro-business owners move to the next level. Eighty (80) men and women signed up for the first Pathway to Entrepreneurship (PTE) workshop in June. Many small business launch programs assist those that …

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APP Produces 7 New Apprentices; IT is Next!

Seven young adults graduated from CAWD’s Apprenticeship Prep Program last month. During the 3-month program focused on the electrical trade, classroom instruction was held at the NCWorks NextGen center while hands-on training and work experience occurred at Sir Raleigh Electric …

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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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CAWD Service Area Expanding

Effective July 1st, Chatham and Lee counties will be served by CAWD. These are 2 of 4 counties under the Triangle South Workforce Board which is being dissolved. The remaining counties will be served by another board.

Transition …

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