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

2014 Workforce Development Partnership Conference

October 15 – 17, 2014

Sheraton Four Seasons

Greensboro, NC

The North Carolina Workforce Development Partnership Conference traditionally draws over 800 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 27th year, the Conference continues to offer timely topics and networking opportunities.  Continue reading “2014 Workforce Development Partnership Conference”

Division of Workforce Solutions launches new Job-Search website

Date: 8/5/2013
Contact: Josh Ellis
Phone: 919 733-3438

N.C. Department of Commerce Launches New Job-Search Website

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Commerce has launched a new job-search website helping talented job seekers and employers connect with each other. The new system, NC Works Online, provides a one-stop platform to streamline the job search process, while improving security and reducing annual operational costs by more than $2 million.

“NCWorks Online is an example of increasing our department’s efficiency and providing stronger customer service to the citizens of North Carolina, especially those who are unemployed,” said NC Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker. “I applaud our Workforce Solutions team for creating this website that will help those North Carolinians who need it most.”

NCWorks Online is a no-fee service that provides several benefits to job seekers and employers. Job seekers can search through job posts pulled from thousands of websites and receive alerts through e-mail and text message. Employers can post jobs to find the talent they need, as well as take advantage of real-time labor market information that will assist them in making competitive offers to recruit high-talented workers.

“Given its proven track record in other states, we’re excited about how NCWorks Online will improve the ability of job seekers and businesses to improve their searches for employment and talented workers, respectively,” said Roger Shackleford, Assistant Secretary for Workforce Solutions. “We’re confident this new and efficient system will help strengthen our economy as more talented job seekers and employers connect with each other.”

NCWorks Online was developed by the Florida-based Geographic Solutions, which has developed similar job-search systems for 18 other states. It replaces NC JobConnector, which had served as the division’s online job-search tool. NCWorks Online will also eliminate the need for eight additional information systems, which is expected to save $10.2 million over the next five years.

To access NCWorks Online, visit To learn more about the N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions and the services it offers through its local workforce offices, visit