Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall consist of the chairman, vice chairman, secretary (from a sector other than private), chairs of board committees and the previous chair or vice chair.

Key duties of the Executive Committee consist of the following:

--Act, as needed between Board meetings, on the Board's behalf
--Make member assignments to committees
--Primarily responsible for the development and review of the CAWDB strategic plan
--Approve committee project budgets
--Serve as Liaison with National and N.C. Association of Workforce Boards and elected officials
--Analyze and make recommendations on state and national legislation
--Provide orientations for new members
--Recruit business leaders to serve on CAWDB

  Valerie Sachariat

Members: Stephen Miller, Anthony Caison, Susan Jackson, and Pat Sturdivant

Staff Support: Crystal Waters

Advocacy Committee

Strategic Objective: Provide tools and opportunities to equip board members to engage as effective advocated for CAWD.

This committee is responsible for:

--Creating toolkits and resources to promote effective advocacy.
--Establishing advocacy training programs.
--Developing programs and processes that facilitate board member engagement.

  Brian Holland

Members: Robert Carson, Heidi Kimbel, Stephanie Vinson, Cindy Waite, Lori Waters, Melissa Short

Staff Support:  Brenda Wilkerson and Jane Sterner

Apprenticeship Committee

Strategic Objective: To create a Road Map to apprenticeships. A succinct but thorough and easy to understand guide to apprenticeships made in conjunction with our state apprenticeship representatives.

This committee is responsible for:

--Creating a demand in the workplace for apprenticeships through education.
--Creating a supply of talent for new demand.
--Pushing back against the possible negative stereotypes that accompany apprenticeship: both traditional and non-traditional.

 Tony Marshall

Members: Charlie Bell, Deborah Bolin, Robert Earnhardt,  Jonathan Williams, Ross Yeager

Staff Support: Kimberly Wheeler

CAYAC (Capital Area Youth Action Committee)

Strategic Objective: To develop a shared, community-wide agenda supporting the area's future workforce needs

This committee’s mission is to support the creation of an education-to-career system that enables every young person in Wake and Johnston counties to:

  • Graduate from high school
  • Engage in work experiences
  • Complete a post-secondary credential
  • Secure living wage work

  Joy Callahan

Members:   Joy Frankoff, Tom White, Howard Manning, Mark Jewell, Brendan Attoh

Staff Support:  Malinda Todd



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