January 10, 2019
Local hotels and restaurants have thousands of vacancies! Over 100 will be hiring at this year’s job fair. Hospitality if great for those who are customer-service oriented or want to do more in the food industry. Many of these employers also offer flexible scheduling making it a great option for students or those looking for ... More
November 14, 2018
Capital Area Workforce Development Board is soliciting proposals for operation of NCWorks Career Centers in Wake & Johnston counties, WIOA Adult/DW Service Provider, Business Services Provider and WIOA Youth Service Provider.
RFP release date is December 3, 2018 at 10:00 am at which time you will be able to download required documents from the links below.
A ... More
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 ... More
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 ... More
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 ... More
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.
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 ... More
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.
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 ... More
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 ... More