Monthly Archives: May 2015

Guilford WDB submits Workforce Development plan

President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014.   This law, which replaces the Workforce Investment Act, goes into effect on July 1, 2015. WIOA is landmark legislation designed to strengthen and … more

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Guilford County’s Work Ready Community Needs You

As part of the state’s comprehensive workforce development effort, North Carolina launched a statewide initiative to certify communities and counties as NCWorks Certified Work Ready Communities. This initiative is a collaborative effort between workforce development partners across the state aimed at leveraging … more

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Starting Strong

Part 1 of 5 short videos, this short segment helps you get started strong as a new board member. As a new board member, you need resources that can help you hit the ground running. Listen as veteran board members … more

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Who We Are

Part 2 of 5 short videos, this segment gives new board members a “helicopter view” of workforce development, and the need for new members to be committed, engaged and involved.

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What We Do

Part 3 of 5 short videos, this segment highlights what Boards should do to think strategically, to create new partnerships, upgrade technologies, enhance innovation and engage volunteers.

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How We Work

Part 4 of 5 short videos, this gives new members a close up view of where the rubber meets the road. Working beside other board members, executive directors and staff, you turn policy into practice.

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Why We Serve

Part 5 of 5 short videos, this segment shares the stories that matter…how participation as a member can truly make a difference to those effected by workforce issues, and change lives in the community.

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North Carolina Invests More Than $200,000 in Employee Training

Raleigh, N.C.– North Carolina has awarded $205,000 to 26 employers across the state to help them invest in building the skills of their workers. Guilford County has 4 employers that will be receiving this award. The NCWorks Incumbent Worker Training Grant … more

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Business Testimonial

In this segment hear how Tiger Controls, located in Greensboro, used the local Workforce Development Boards to enable them to hire and train new employees for their growing business.

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Applicant Success

Andre White was a job seeker that used the Workforce Development JobLink Center to help him find a job and new career. Hear his story and how he has been successful with the help from the local Board.

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