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IT Beginnings is Back!

October 10, 2019
IT Beginnings is for young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 interested in tech careers. Every business needs information technology employees and IT Beginnings provides opportunities to build skills, obtain a certification, personal skills needed to land a job, and so much more! IT Beginnings is free, but you must apply. Classes are held ...
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New Additions!

October 8, 2019
While it was sad losing some of our long-time board members, we are thrilled to have several new members in addition to our newly elected executive committee. CAWD’s new chair is Stephen Miller, HR Business Partner at Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Company. Vice chair is Brian Holland, General Counsel at Global Knowledge, and Tom White, Director of ...
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Workforce Ready 2019

October 2, 2019
Workforce Ready 2019 will be held on November 19th at the McKimmon Center. The theme is “Disability Works!” CAWD is cohosting along with NC DHHS,LCI, and DisabilityIN. Content is focused on helping businesses discover hidden assets and benefits of hiring persons with disabilities, best practices for reasonable accommodation and to provide other relevant information. Organizations ...
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CAWD Releases Annual Report

September 27, 2019
The annual report for PY2018-2019 has been published. CAWD wishes to thank all of the staff, board members, and partners that contributed to our success. Thousands of individuals and businesses received job search assistance and business services. If you have questions about the report, send a message to pat.sturdivant@wakegov.com or call 919-856-6040. Annual Report
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CAWD Receives $1.5M for New Reentry Initiative

August 20, 2019
Raleigh, NC, August 20, 2019 – Capital Area Workforce Development Board  was awarded $1.5 million to provide individuals returning to the workforce from the justice system opportunities for meaningful employment. The funds are available through a U.S. Department of Labor’s Education and Training Administration grant. The initiative is called “Roads to Reentry” and will provide ...
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More for Small Biz

July 9, 2019
CAWD has enhanced business programs to better serve small, minority, and woman-owned companies (SMWBs), especially those with 100 or fewer employees. These businesses are significant in number and over time can play an increased role in job creation. Yet many don’t receive incentives and resources offered to big business to help them grow and add ...
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Board Member Changes

July 8, 2019
CAWD welcomed four new members at the June board meeting. Kristy Moore, VP at NC Association of Educators; Craig Hagood, CEO and President of House-Autry; and Jerilyn Meckler, VP of Talent & Culture at Nomaco. Not pictured is Chip Wood of the NC Division of Workforce Solutions. Exiting board members are Susan Jackson, Anthony Caison, and ...
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Finish Line Grant – Wake Tech and Johnston Community College

May 31, 2019
Are you a Wake Tech or Johnston Community College student who needs up to $1000 in emergency assistance to finish your education? The Finish Line Grant could help! We cover expenses such as vehicle repairs, utility bills, childcare, housing assistance, books, school supplies, medical emergencies, and more. Complete the one-page application today! WTCC Finish Line Application JCC ...
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Comment on the 2019 WIOA Plan!

May 6, 2019
We would like to gather public input on Capital Area Workforce Development’s WIOA Plan for 2019. Public input will be accepted through June 7, 2019. Please contact Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) with your comments or concerns with the following: Email: capitalareawdb@wakegov.com Fax: 919-856-6038 Mail: P.O. Box 550, Raleigh, NC 27602 Capital Area Workforce Development: The Leader in Providing Innovative Solutions ...
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Capital Connections Community News

April 30, 2019
We often hear that workforce development programs are some of the best kept secrets in the Triangle. People are paying good money for things that are available for FREE! “Capital Connections” is being published to change that. It is a quick-read community newsletter for our residents and small businesses with information that ultimately will allow ...
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CAWD Receives $1.5M for New Reentry Initiative

August 20, 2019
Raleigh, NC, August 20, 2019 – Capital Area Workforce Development Board  was awarded $1.5 million to provide individuals returning to the workforce from the justice system opportunities for meaningful employment. The funds are available through a U.S. Department of Labor’s Education and Training Administration grant. The initiative is called “Roads to Reentry” and will provide ...
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Thousands of Jobs Available at Career Expo Despite Tight Labor Market

July 10, 2019
Raleigh, NC, July 10, 2019 – Capital Area Workforce Development is hosting the WRAL Capital Area Career Expo on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm at the McKimmon Center.  Approximately 75 employers have already signed on and combined have over 5000 vacancies. “Although the most recent jobs data still shows relatively low ...
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CAWD AWARDED LAURIE MORAN PARTNERSHIP AWARD BY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WORKFORCE BOARDS

April 10, 2019
Raleigh, NC (April 1, 2019) – Capital Area Workforce Development Board (CAWD) was awarded the Laurie Moran Partnership Award by the National Association of Workforce Boards. The award recognizes workforce boards that have formed significant partnerships with chambers of commerce to advance workforce and economic development in their local region. CAWD shares the award with ...
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CAWD Launches Catalyst 20/20: Up To $20,000 to Train Existing Workers

December 11, 2018
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 Catalyst 20/20 is to fuel growth and productivity by building skills of existing workers. “Many of ...
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Participants Needed for YouthBuild Construction Training and Education Program

December 10, 2018
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 16-24 year olds from areas of Raleigh with higher poverty rates and unemployment. Participants will build affordable homes for low-income families ...
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CAWD Receives $200,000 to Help Students Complete Education and Training

December 10, 2018
Raleigh, NC, September 17, 2018 – Capital Area Workforce Development Board was awarded $200,000 to help community college students complete education and training programs at Wake Technical Community College and Johnston Community College. The funds come from Governor Roy Cooper’s Finish Line grant initiative developed to assist with unforeseen financial emergencies that can often derail ...
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CAWD awarded $1M Youthbuild grant for job training that also aids affordable housing construction

August 25, 2017
Raleigh, NC, August 25, 2017 – Capital Area Workforce Development Board (CAWD) has been awarded a $1 million, 3-year grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. Funds will be used for construction-related education, occupational skills training, and job placement opportunities for 16-24 year olds from neighborhoods in Raleigh with high poverty ...
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Johnston County Certified as a Work Ready Community

June 22, 2017
Raleigh, NC, June 22, 2017 – Capital Area Workforce Development Board (CAWD) is pleased to announce that Johnston County has been certified as a Work Ready Community. The certification recognizes a workforce that is a cut above when it comes to demonstrated real-world job skills. “Johnston County is experiencing incredible growth. Adding this designation creates yet ...
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Capital Area Workforce Development Board Shares $3.9M Grant from U.S. Department of Labor

June 30, 2016
Will Train Young Adults in Wake for High-demand Tech Jobs Raleigh, NC, June 30, 2016 – Capital Area Workforce Development Board (CAWD) and Wake Technical Community College will share a $3.9 million dollar grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor to train workers for high-demand growth jobs in the tech sector. The goal is to ...
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Pat Sturdivant Appointed to Wake County Task Force on Employment and Wage Issues for Women

April 12, 2016
Raleigh, NC, April 12, 2016 – Pat Sturdivant, Executive Director for the Capital Area Workforce Development Board, has been appointed to serve on the Wake County Task Force on Employment and Wage Issues for Women. The task force was formed by the Wake County Board of Commissioners after the Wake County Commission for Women published ...
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