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


Release: IMMEDIATE
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 www.ncworks.gov. To learn more about the N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions and the services it offers through its local workforce offices, visit www.nccommerce.com/workforce.

http://www.nccommerce.com/news/press-releases?udt_4733_param_detail=29263

 

NC Workforce Development Partnership Conference

October 16 – 18, 2013

Sheraton Four Seasons

Sheraton Online Reservations
Attendee Login: workforce

Greensboro, NC
(800) 242-6556

Coming Together – Partners in Service Excellence!

The North Carolina Workforce Development Partnership Conference attracts approximately 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 26th year, the Conference continues to offer timely topics and networking opportunities.

for more information  visit

http://www.nccommerce.com/wf/workforce-professionals/workforce-development-training-center/workforce-conference

 

President’s Message

President’s Message

In this  changing world, our future depends on building a society where people are given the opportunity and encouragement to develop their skills and abilities to the maximum; and then given the support to rise as far as their talents will take them. This is true for the individuals and employers we serve as well as all workforce professionals. NCETA strives to provide workforce professionals with education and training to enhance and grow the work we do. Our annual conference targets the front-line staff person working with jobseekers and employers in local communities across the state.

NCETA is working to provide opportunities for workforce  professionals by sponsoring regional training, coordinating with the annual Partnership Conference, our NCETA newsletter, and the NCETA annual conference to name a few.

Join us at NCETA as we all work toward a more educated and skilled workforce that will successfully face the  challenges that lie ahead.

Elaine Miller

NCETA President