The Mountain Area Workforce Development Board is conducting a workforce survey of the skilled trades/construction sector in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties. The survey results will be used to support the development of a certified career pathway that will be certified by the NCWorks Commission. The career pathway will provide short-term training and work-based learning opportunities for graduating high school students, unemployed and underemployed adults, displaced workers and incumbent workers. The end goal is to help our region develop a much needed pipeline of workers for this growing industry sector.
The information you provide in the survey will not be linked to your company name in the summary report as the report results may be shared publicly. The collective data from all participating companies will be compiled and used to inform your company and the public on the types of skilled trades jobs available and wage ranges for those jobs. This information will be distributed in the NCWorks Career Centers across our region and used for advising individuals on career options in the skilled trades/construction sector.
The information will also be very important as the workforce board develops its regional strategic plan and for pursuit of grant monies that would provide training and education for specific populations (dislocated workers and transitioning workers and low-income older youth and adults) seeking careers in skilled trades or construction. As a thank-you for participating, we will share the results of the survey after completion.
The Board appreciates your candid and timely input. Thank you in advance for completing this important survey by December 31, 2018. We have delayed the deadline to December 31 to increase the number of responses. We have only received 15 employer responses so far and we hope to have responses from at least 30 employers. Should you have questions, please contact Nathan Ramsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 828-768-3216 and/or Barbara Darby at email@example.com or call her at 828.231.6611.