$17 per hour and beyond
Mountain Area Workforce Development will be holding a $17 per Hour and Beyond Job Fair on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the WNC Agricultural Center’s Virginia Boone Building. The Virginia Boone Building is located across from the Asheville Regional Airport on NC280, Boylston Highway. The entrance to the job fair will be off of NC280 (Boylston Highway) at Gate 5. This job fair will feature over 70 local employers who are offering jobs paying $17 per hour and more.   Press Release  *  Employers scheduled to attend with booth assignments  * Inside table layout   *  Outside table layout   *  Jobs Available


Local Labor Market Update April 2021

Local Labor Market Update March 2021

Local Labor Market Update February 2021

Local Labor Market Update January 2021

Local Labor Market Update December 2020

Local Labor Market Update November 2020


Carolina Cyber Center
The Center for Cybersecurity Education and Leadership at Montreat College provides guidance and oversight to our academic program, to the distribution of cyber defense information, and to collaborative efforts in cybersecurity with an emphasis on combining ethics, leadership, and liberal arts skills with technical proficiency. Montreat College is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Montreat Center for Cybersecurity Education and Leadership:
Details on our upcoming cohort can be found here.


Panel on Pursuing Careers in Healthcare
Derrick Edwards with the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board leads this panel discussion on pursuing careers in Healthcare. We would like to thank those HR representatives with Mission Health, Givens Estates and Range Urgent Care who participated in this event which took place during the virtual WNC Career Expo held April 14-16.



NCWorks Commission Spotlight on Local Innovations:  Experienced Workforce Initiative (Mountain Area Workforce Development Board)
The Experienced Workforce Initiative (EWI) was developed in 2017 by a working group of community partners to reach out to adults 50 and above in Western North Carolina, and particularly in the Asheville metro area. EWI aims to support and promote the engagement of adults aged 50 and above in both the volunteer and workforce continuum, from volunteer work to stipend-based training, part-time and full-time employment, and entrepreneurship.


MAWDB Press Release – 2020 Recognition Event
Mountain Area Workforce Development Board recognizes outstanding employers, adult, youth and workforce staff at 2020 Virtual Recognition Event on December 1.