Assuring that the workforce in the Mountain Area match the skills needed by employers to help them thrive and grow.
Our assessment process of all job seekers helps determine the path to a successful career for each individual.
Our board is led by local employers to ensure that our resources reflect the workforce needs of our community.
Every day we help more people and businesses here in the Mountain Area region to gain access to programs and services needed to build a skilled and motivated workforce.
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
- NCWorks Career Centers
- Economic Development / Chambers of Commerce
- Public School Systems
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- 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.