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WRAL Capital Area Career Expo – August 1st!

March 7, 2019
Talk with recruiters from multiple industries with all kinds of jobs! Administrative, skilled trades, management, non-profits, engineering, tech jobs…it’s all here!! Job seekers get in FREE and businesses can choose from multiple ticket levels. Full details at Capitalareaexpo.com.
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Career Pathways Event Covers “Hidden Careers-Hidden Talent”

February 7, 2019
On January 21st, the Triangle Regional Career Pathways Collaborative hosted “Hidden Careers – Hidden Talent.” Over 80 career coaches and advisers came to learn about lesser-known-but-critical jobs in life sciences, one the Triangle’s fastest growing industries. Putting candidates with disabilities or those coming out of the justice system on a promising career pathway was also ...
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CAWD Annual Report

October 31, 2018
See how CAWD helped citizens AND businesses in Wake and Johnston counties! Adults and youth continue to benefit from the work done by NCWorks staff as well as programs for special populations that need a little extra help getting back into the workforce. A big thank you to the partners and collaborations that make workforce development ...
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Workforce Ready: Apprenticeships – Powering Your Talent Pipeline

October 10, 2018
Apprenticeships are a growing trend in the U.S. as companies struggle to find qualified workers with the skills needed to conduct business.  Economist Michael Walden will share facts about the local job market and the role of apprenticeships for a thriving workforce. Also, companies who have integrated apprenticeship into their talent management strategies will share exactly ...
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“Finish Line” Helps Students With Financial Emergencies

September 17, 2018
CAWD now has funds to help students at Johnston Community College and Wake Tech with financial emergencies.  Unforeseen financial burdens often derail students from completing degree and training programs.  NC Governor Roy Cooper implemented the Finish Line grant program to fund collaboration between workforce development and community colleges to help these students. Applicants can receive up ...
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Most Recent Jobs Data Released

June 19, 2018
The NC Labor and Economic Analysis Division’s September report shows record unemployment and jobs data for the Capital Area as of July 2018. Check out the full report here.
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New “Catalyst 20/20” Offers Training Dollars to Businesses

March 27, 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. Catalyst 20/20 is very flexible and can be ...
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Governor Implements “NC Job Ready” for Workforce Development

February 23, 2018
Workforce development is central to Governor Cooper’s administration. See the full announcement containing principles and goals of the initiative, and the role of workforce boards here.
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CAWDB Sets Priorities for the Next Two Years

November 29, 2017
The Capital Area Workforce Development Board has selected 3 priorities for the current, and next, fiscal year: Apprenticeship, Advocacy, and Advancing Youth (Unifying Goal.) Work in these areas support the purpose of CAWDB, which is to — have a workforce system that is responsive to the needs of the local area, — connect private and public resources necessary to ...
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1st Cohort Graduates from IT Beginnings!

November 29, 2017
Information technology jobs are plentiful due to a shortage of skilled workers, not just locally, but nationally.  IT Beginnings was created to help young people, with little to no technical skills, develop tech skills and earn an industry-recognized credential in order to qualify for these in-demand jobs. Seven individuals completed the 12-week program that included mock interviews 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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Johnston County Job Seekers Have a New Place To Connect With Employers

February 19, 2016
Clayton, NC, February 19, 2016—The Capital Area Workforce Development is celebrating the opening of their newest NCWorks Career Center in Clayton on Friday, March 11th from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. The event features a ribbon-cutting and facility tour with staff. “This is an important center. Johnston county is growing so we want to help ...
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Millennials Now the Largest Segment of the Workforce

August 1, 2015
Workforce Ready 2015 Uncovers Secrets to Managing Millennials Raleigh, NC, August 1, 2015—According to Pew Research Center, Millennials became the largest segment of the workforce the first quarter of 2015 and have disrupted the workplace unlike any other generation. Capital Area Workforce Development board will host Workforce Ready 2015 on Thursday, September 16th from 7:30 am ...
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Workforce Ready 2014: Data-Driven Talent Decisions

August 15, 2014
Capital Area Workforce Development Board Hosts Workforce Ready 2014: Data-Driven Talent Decisions Raleigh, NC, August 15, 2013—Capital Area Workforce Development board will host Workforce Ready 2014 on Wednesday, September 24th from 7:30 am to 9:30 am at Research Triangle Foundation Headquarters. This breakfast event will discuss the trend of using of big data and analytics in corporate ...
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Labor Market Overviews are provided by the Labor & Economic Analysis Division (LEAD) at the NC Department of Commerce.

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