Monthly Archives: November 2016

Mountain Area WDB Region Receives $150,000 Grant to Train Dislocated Workers

The NC Department of Commerce and the United States Department of Labor just recently awarded the Mountain Area Works region (which includes Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania Counties) a $150,000 grant to train dislocated workers for careers in advanced manufacturing. … more

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Mountain Area Work Based Learning Summit

Presentations from the Mountain Area Work Based Learning Summit held in September 2016: Dr. Pam Howze, Director of Work-Based Learning, NC Department of Commerce Fred Lewis, President of MB Haynes Corporation Asheville City, Buncombe County, and Madison County Schools Work … more

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NC Department of Commerce and the NCWorks Commission Releases 2016 Employer Needs Survey

Around 40% of employers experienced difficulty filling at least one position within the past 12 months.  Manufacturing and Construction employers reported higher levels of difficulty while STEM employers reported lower levels of difficulty than the overall average…..(more)

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Asheville, NC 23rd in the Nation for Women Entrepreneurs

Asheville ranks No. 23 among 383 U.S. metro areas as the best place for women entrepreneurs to launch a business, according to a new report…..(more)

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