Welcome to the NCETA.org website. This site is to share  information about the NC Employment and Training Association.


About Us

The North Carolina Employment and Training Association had its beginnings in early 1967. Several directors of Neighborhood Youth corps (NYC) programs in the state attended a national meeting in March of that year in St. Louis for the purpose of learning how to operate in-school, out-of-school, and summer youth programs. At that meeting, the new Manpower Development and Training act was introduced and discussed.

During the fall of 1967, ten NYC directors met at the Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel in Raleigh and organized the Neighborhood Youth Corps Directors Association, which existed until 1970. By then, the needs of NYC staff in general had become so numerous that the directors voted to include the staff in their organizations’ meetings and to change its name to the Neighborhood Youth Corps Association. The Association continued its evolution and again, in 1975, changed its name to the North Carolina Association of Manpower Programs in recognition of the expanding needs presented by the increasing number of manpower programs statewide.

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This is a contact page with some basic contact information and a contact form.


Our conference is held in the spring and is located in a different part of the state every year.   This is a chance to come learn new things and network with your colleagues from across the state.