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Workforce Development, Department of Commerce

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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 the following:

  • Developing local plans for the use of Opportunity Act funds
  • Oversight of the local service delivery system
  • 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 Committee which advises Board members on program policies and service delivery for youth.

For More Information

Contact your local Workforce Development Board.

You can also learn more information about the WDBs through the N.C. Association of Workforce Development Boards.

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