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CAWD/IBM Collaboration Offers Free Seminars for Small Business Owners

CAWD/IBM Collaboration Offers Free Seminars for Small Business Owners

October 28, 2020
Small businesses owners can now take advantage of a series of FREE seminars specifically geared to their needs given the current climate. The seminars allow businesses to tap into resources of “SkillsBuild Reignite,” an initiative the partnership is officially launching soon. Topics surround digital strategy, business strategy and legal education. All are presented by IBM professionals ...
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CAWD Digital Annual Report

CAWD Digital Annual Report

September 23, 2020
We are excited to bring you highlights from another successful year of building a better workforce! Click the image to view.
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All New Virtual Triangle Career Expo!

All New Virtual Triangle Career Expo!

September 21, 2020
The region’s workforce development partners are hosting the Triangle Career Expo on October 8th from 9 am to 2 pm using Premier Virtual. Several large and small employers have already signed up including Credit Suisse, Advance Auto Parts, Duke University and Duke Health and Wegmans.  Available positions include entry to professional level jobs…something for everyone!  Information ...
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CAWD Announces First Ever Recipients of "Wake Partners" Grant

CAWD Announces First Ever Recipients of “Wake Partners” Grant

August 26, 2020
Fourteen nonprofits awarded grants to aid individuals affected by COVID-19 Capital Area Workforce Development is happy to announce that it will fund 14 projects for community-based organizations through the new “Wake Partners” grant program. Awards total just over $800,000 and will be used to help Wake County citizens affected by COVID-19 with workforce development related activities. ...
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Information Technology Apprenticeship Program is Recruiting!

Information Technology Apprenticeship Program is Recruiting!

August 5, 2020
Capital Area Workforce Development is looking for qualified candidates to participate in the ISG Information Technology Apprenticeship Program (ITAP). The goal of the program is to combine classroom learning with real-world experience so students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become successful IT professionals. We are seeking 15–20 committed young women and men residing in Wake ...
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"Reopen Wake" Covid-19 Employee Training

“Reopen Wake” Covid-19 Employee Training

June 29, 2020
Reopen Wake is a two-module, online training that will help employers prepare team members to return to work using appropriate precautions. CAWD is pleased to offer this training at no-cost to eligible Wake County businesses. This program specifically connects businesses in Wake County’s vulnerable communities with necessary funding and training that will get employers and ...
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2020 WIOA Plan Open for Public Comments

2020 WIOA Plan Open for Public Comments

May 15, 2020
Capital Area Workforce Development is required to make copies of the proposed Capital Area Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) plan available to the public and allow for public comment. The 4-year plan is available via the links below. Please submit comments or suggestions by email to CAWD@wakegov.com by 5 p.m. on June 18, 2020. 2020 WIOA ...
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Business Input Needed for Regional Skills Analysis

Business Input Needed for Regional Skills Analysis

May 13, 2020
The region was on pace for incredible growth and development prior to COVID-19. While it might take time to regain that momentum, the Regional Skills Analysis can help us get on track as it’s important to understand the subtle nuances of our workforce. As workforce leaders, we your participation. This survey is not a study that ...
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Unemployment Claims by County Now Available in North Carolina

Unemployment Claims by County Now Available in North Carolina

May 12, 2020
The NC Department of Commerce published a dashboard to view unemployment insurance (UI) claims by local area. Users can search by county, workforce development board or see cumulative data for the state. In the press release, Commerce noted that not all claims will be eligible for benefit payments. CAWD will be summarizing and distributing monthly updates ...
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Regional Job Fair Goes Virtual Amid COVID-19 Rules and High Unemployment

September 28, 2020
Raleigh, NC, Sept. 28, 2020 – Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD), Durham Workforce Development and Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board are hosting the Triangle Career Expo virtually on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 9 am to 2 pm. The goal is to connect over 76,000 unemployed citizens throughout the region with local employers who have immediate ...
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CAWD Announces First Ever Recipients of “Wake Partners” Grant

August 26, 2020
Fourteen nonprofits awarded grants to aid individuals affected by COVID-19 Capital Area Workforce Development is happy to announce that it will fund 14 projects for community-based organizations through the new “Wake Partners” grant program. Awards total just over $800,000 and will be used to help Wake County citizens affected by COVID-19 with workforce development related activities. ...
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Our Response to Covid-19: How Workforce Boards Are Making a Difference During the Pandemic

July 8, 2020
  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 contributed a firestorm of protests that have brought injustice and racism to the forefront and compelled ...
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CAWD Launches “Reopen Wake” COVID-10 Training

July 7, 2020
Health and Safety Training Grant Helps Small Businesses Reopen Safely Raleigh, NC, July 7, 2020 – Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) has launched Reopen Wake to support the reopening efforts of minority and women-owned businesses and businesses located in Wake County’s vulnerable communities.  Eligible businesses will be able to provide employees with health and safety training ...
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Help with Job Loss Due to Coronavirus

March 18, 2020
Raleigh, March 18,2020 – Capital Area Workforce Development’s (CAWD) NCWorks Career Center network is providing employment services to Wake County residents virtually. Individuals experiencing job loss due to coronavirus or those looking for education and training resources can do so without visiting a career center in person. “Social distancing is the order of the day and ...
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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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