N.C. Workforce Development Boards
Contact Information for all Boards
N.C. Association of Workforce Development Boards
A Workforce Development Board is a group of community leaders appointed by local elected officials and charged with planning and oversight responsibilities for workforce programs and services in their area. In North Carolina, 23 local Boards are responsible for:
- developing local plans for the use of WIA funds
- oversight of the local service delivery system: JobLink Career Centers
- coordinating activities with economic development entities and employers in their local areas
The majority of each Board is represented by members of the local business community. In all, Board membership includes individuals representing business and industry, economic development agencies, community-based organizations, education, organized labor, public assistance agencies and more.
Each Board also has a Youth Council which advises Board members on program policies and service delivery for youth.