Capital Area Workforce Development plans and administers workforce and training programs including oversight and certification of NC Works Career Centers.
The Capital Area Workforce Development Board oversees, state and federal grant activities related to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in Wake, Johnston, Chatham, Lee and Orange counties. Generally, these include:
- Promoting business partnerships to enhance regional competitiveness
- Facilitating employment success for adults and youth
- Leading the expansion of "Regional Collaborative Engagement" in workforce and economic development initiatives
- Expanding resources through strategic leadership and collaborative engagement
The department administers Incumbent Worker Training, and aids new and expanding businesses and industries through economic development partnerships. Twenty boards serve North Carolina’s 100 counties. Capital Area has the largest population of North Carolina’s local workforce areas.