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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.

There are over 1,000 job openings today with advanced manufacturing employers in our region and many employers are struggling to find the skilled talent they need. Advanced manufacturing careers in our region pay very well, the average pay of a worker in this sector is in excess of $50,000 per year.

If you want to learn more about training and opportunities in advanced manufacturing, contact your local NCWorks Career Center.