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The Mountain Area Workforce Board (WDB) is a partnership of private business executives and the the leading workforce development organizations in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania counties of western North Carolina. The purpose of the WDB is to provide policy, planning, oversight and funding for local workforce development programs and address workforce issues as they emerge within the region.


In addition to the private sector business representatives, the Workforce Board membership includes executives and managers from:

  • Community Colleges
  • Employment Security Commission
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Public School Systems
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Economic Development
  • Social Services
  • Community Based Organizations
  • Organized Labor

The goal is to engage effective local leadership to administer programs and incentives to create successful businesses and citizens.


The Board provides leadership in designing a workforce development system that:

Help Individuals:

  • prepare for and secure suitable employment
  • research, choose and acquire the foundational and/or technical skills necessary to enter the career of their choice, and more

Help Businesses

  • understand the local labor market
  • develop training programs
  • maintain talent pipelines
  • improve the success of its employees, and more


Tue 08/26/14 · 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Mountain Area Workforce Development Board Meeting

Tue 09/23/14 · 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Mountain Area Workforce Development Board Meeting

Tue 10/28/14 · 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Mountain Area Workforce Development Board Meeting

Wed 11/12/14 · 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Mountain Area Youth Council Meeting

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Mountain Area JobLink Career Center - A-B Technical Community College Campus

Henderson County JobLink Career Center - Blue Ridge Community College

Madison County JobLink Career Center - AB Tech - Madison Campus

Transylvania County JobLink Career Center