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 youth and young adults.

.The program will provide young people with education, career readiness skills and a pre-apprenticeship opportunity, which will prepare them to enter a full apprenticeship, employment, or additional education. Training will be tied to industries that are growing and hiring in the Wake and Johnston County areas. Participants in the program will be able to earn industry-recognized credentials.

Funding for each grant comes from the federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), through the U.S. Department of Labor.

CAWD services residents of Johnston and Wake. Youth who are interested in workforce services should contact the NCWorks NextGen Career Center in their county.

NCWorks Career Center – Johnston
912 North Brightleaf Blvd, Smithfield, NC 27577
919-934-1029 ext. 223

NCWorks Career Center – Wake
1649 Old Louisburg Road, Raleigh, NC 27604
919-803-5328 ext. 2020