February 2018 Workforce Update

  1. Mountain Area Workforce Development Board meets next Tuesday, February 27 at 3:00 pm at Western Carolina University’s Biltmore Park Instructional Site, 28 Schenck Parkway, #100, Asheville, NC 28803.  There will be a meet and greet prior to the meeting at 2:30 pm.  Please park in Levels 3, 4, or 5 of the parking garage adjacent to the WCU site.  Parking in any other location is subject to towing and fines.  The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.  An agenda and meeting documents will be available later this week.  Please note the change in meeting location from the offices of Land of Sky Regional Council.

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2.  Mountain Area Career Fair is coming soon!  Over 125 employers from throughout the          region will be offering thousands of jobs.  The career fair will be Tuesday, April 10 at the      WNC Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC.  This event will be free to employers and job            seekers.  A registration link will be available for employers.


3.  Mountain Area Workforce Development Board recognizes outstanding employers and        WIOA participants.  Thanks for everyone who attended Mountain Area Workforce                Development Board’s recognition luncheon at the Blue Ridge Community College                 Conference Hall . 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.  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 event and found full-time employment.

Click to watch a video of the 2017 Recognition Luncheon


4.  My Future NC Commission works to meet our state’s workforce development needs by         increasing the number of individuals with a post secondary credential.

5.  Mountain Area Careers highlights our region’s Career Pathways in the Advanced                  Manufacturing and Hospitality & Tourism sectors.


6.   Governor Cooper announces NC Job Ready, key priorities for Workforce Development.