Press Releases

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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CAWD Addresses Equity Issues with $1.9M Grant

CAWD is among the first 9 recipients of a US Department of Labor CAREER (Comprehensive and Accessible Reemployment through Equitable Employment Recovery) grant. The total award exceeds $1.9 million dollars. The purpose of the grant is to provide support to …

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Raleigh, NC, November 9, 2021 – Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD is pleased to announce that NCWorks Career Center services are now available in Selma at the Selma Library.

NCWorks and NCWorks NextGen staff are at the library every 2…

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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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CAWD Selected by IBM to Partner on Regional Expansion of SkillsBuild

Partnership Offers More Opportunities for Jobseekers to Reskill and Upskill for the Post-COVID Workplace

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 3, 2021) – Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) is one of a select number of workforce boards in the country chosen by IBM …

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CAWD Launches Catalyst 20/20: Up To $20,000 to Train Existing Workers

Raleigh, NC, March 5, 2018 – 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 …

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CAWD Digital Annual Report

We are excited to bring you highlights from another successful year of building a better workforce! Watch the Digital Report Here.

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Participants Needed for YouthBuild Construction Training and Education Program

Raleigh, NC, January 30, 2018 – Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) is looking for youth and young adults to participate in YouthBuild. YouthBuild provides education, construction skills training, and job placement opportunities to eligible 14-24 year olds from areas of …

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Our Response to COVID-19: How Workforce Boards Are Making a Difference During the Pandemic

A Letter to the Community

Just as we have been getting used to a new normal for our lives in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial inequities, and the tragic deaths of several individuals in recent weeks have all …

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