A skilled workforce is essential to growing our economy and attracting more jobs. 

North Carolina supports workforce development through a variety of grant programs that benefit workers, employers and communities.

These grants often connect businesses with training resources that upskill their employees, so they can better respond to industry needs. This training helps businesses compete and succeed while offering new opportunities for employees to advance.

In addition, incentives are available to help businesses hire qualified North Carolinians who have barriers to employment. Assistance is also offered to help workers negatively impacted by foreign trade.

Grants may be administered by various NCWorks partners, including local Workforce Development Boards and community colleges.

Contact our professionals in your Prosperity Zone to learn more.