2020 Spring Conference – Call for proposals

The North Carolina Employment and Training Association

Annual Spring 2020 Conference

     April 1-3, 2020 – Hotel Ballast (Hilton), Wilmington, NC

Conference Registration

The Conference Registration site is Open:

Conference Description

The North Carolina Employment & Training Association annual Spring Conference is a three-day, annual event. It is designed to provide opportunities for workforce professionals throughout the state to remain current on national, state, and local initiatives, to exchange ideas, and to network with colleagues.

Targeted Audience

The conference is targeted toward anyone with an interest in workforce and economic development in North Carolina. Regular attendees include staff and management of local Workforce Development Boards, NCWorks Career Centers, the Department of Commerce, the Community Colleges, the Division of Workforce Solutions, North Carolina’s public schools, the Department of Health & Human Services, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Division of Social Services, the Division of Aging and Adult Services, Literacy Councils, and the Department of Corrections.   Others attending the conference are members of local Workforce Development Boards, economic development professionals, and staff of community-based and faith-based organizations.

For more information, please download Workshop Proposal Form

2019 NCWorks Partnership Conference

Be A Leader! It’s all the buzz…

October 23 – 25, 2019

Sheraton Four SeasonsGreensboro, NC

The NCWorks Partnership Conference traditionally draws upwards of 1,000 Workforce Development Professionals from across the state. Attendees represent labor, state and federal government, education, community-based organizations, community colleges and the private sector. In its 32nd year, the Conference continues to offer timely topics and networking opportunities.






Ron Painter, President and CEO, National Association of Workforce Boards




Bridget Brown, CWDP, Executive Director, National Association of Workforce Development Professionals




Reginald Javier, Associate Manager, Public Consulting Group




Margie DeReuyter, Senior Advisor, Public Consulting Group




Kirkland Murray, President and CEO, Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation




Darrell Rich, Financial Advisor, Waddell & Reed and Chair of Phoenix Business and Workforce Dev. Board




Kimberly Staley, CWDP, Program Director, CTWorks/KRACorporation


Fees: $199


Please Note:  Each participant must register separately.


Preparing for WIOA: Embracing a Comprehensive Approach to Delivery, a Collaborative Approach to Planning, and a Combined Approach to Funding

Webinar Series

Spend a Week with NAWB and NAWDP!


With the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), workforce professionals are looking for insight into the impact and implications that the new law will have on their programs and board members are eager to learn how it will impact the strategic focus of the workforce board. Here’s your opportunity to hear about the potential implications of the new legislation in four convenient installments.


Register ONLINE


DOWNLOAD Registration Form

Dates, Times and Topics 


November 10: 3:00pm ET – 4:15 pm ET

Setting the Stage

  • Vision and Intent of the Law
  • Governance and Infrastructure
  • One Stop/AJC Contracting and Funding
  • Board Membership and Responsibilities


November 12: 3:00pm ET – 4:15 pm ET

Collaborative Planning and Performance

  • Integration with Employment Security
  • Pay for Performance
  • Requirements for Training Providers
  • Partnership Outreach and Management


November 13: 3:00pm ET – 4:15 pm ET

Program Delivery 

  • Adult and Dislocated Workers
  • Youth and Job Corp
  • Industry Recognized Credentials
  • The Customer Experience


November 14: 3:00pm ET – 4:15 pm ET

Business Engagement, Strengthening Regional Economies

  • Sector Strategies
  • Strengthening Business Services Teams
  • Building Industry Support for Credentials
  • Measuring and Engaging Employers

Webinars will be recorded for later viewing!


October is Cyber Security Awareness Month in NC

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month in North Carolina. One purpose of this annual event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is to raise awareness about cybersecurity. 

As part of North Carolina’s participation this year, the Office of Information Technology Services is providing free, online training for all state employees. In collaboration with the Office of State Human Resources, we are making the training available in the NC Learning Center. The NC Learning Center can be accessed by logging into the Beacon system and selecting the Learning tab. 

Click here to view the Information and Security Awareness Training memo from Chris Estes, State Chief Information Officer. 

Once logged into the NC Learning Center, select the Cyber Security training logo to view available learning opportunities.

Congratulations 2014 Governor’s Awards for Excellence Recipients

2014 Governor’s Awards for Excellence Recipients


  Department of Administration

 Wayne Peedin

Outstanding State Government Service


Department of Agriculture

& Consumer Services

 Greg Cox

Efficiency & Innovation


Department of Commerce

 Forsyth County Workforce Center

Veterans’ Services Unit

Outstanding State Government Service


Department of Environment

& Natural Resources

 Sheila Holman, Shusma Masemore

& Tony Pendola

Efficiency & Innovation


Department of Health & Human Services

 Joe Finley

Customer Service

 Larry Mitchell

Human Relations

 Jennifer Shrewsbury

Public Service

Department of Insurance

 Mike Edwards

Human Relations


Department of Public Safety

 Karen Brown, Penny Evans & Phil Rowe

Customer Service

 Team Manhunt

Safety & Heroism


Department of Transportation

 Crew of the Cedar Island Ferry

Safety & Heroism


University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 David Landrum

Public Service


James Williams

Efficiency & Innovation


University of North Carolina at Wilmington

To Be Announced

Public Service