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.

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