Mountain Area Workforce Development Board recognizes Outstanding Employer Partners and WIOA Participants

Thanks for everyone who attended today’s Mountain Area Workforce Development Board’s 2017 recognition luncheon at  Blue Ridge Community College . Special thanks to the staff at Blue Ridge Community College, Mr. Steve Sigmon, Director of Bands at North Henderson High School, North Henderson High School Wind Ensemble, The Red Radish Catering and many volunteers for making the event possible.



To listen to the North Henderson High School Wind Ensemble play “Sleigh Bell” please click on the following link

We are honored to recognize outstanding employers and WIOA participants in our region. Their stories remind us how workforce development can change lives, transform businesses, and make our community a better place to live. Beyond a wonderful celebration, an additional bonus was that a youth participant connected with an employer at the luncheon and found full-time employment.




Business Partners that were honored included AvL Technologies, Advanced Superabrasives, Norafin, and Transylvania County Schools.


For a list of all of the honorees and their stories please visit