Monthly Archives: February 2014

Starting Strong

Part 1 of 5 short videos, this short segment helps you get started strong as a new board member. As a new board member, you need resources that can help you hit the ground running. Listen as veteran board members … more

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Applicant Success

Andre White was a job seeker that used the Workforce Development JobLink Center to help him find a job and new career. Hear his story and how he has been successful with the help from the local Board.

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Business Testimonial

In this segment hear how Tiger Controls, located in Greensboro, used the local Workforce Development Boards to enable them to hire and train new employees for their growing business.

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Why We Serve

Part 5 of 5 short videos, this segment shares the stories that matter…how participation as a member can truly make a difference to those effected by workforce issues, and change lives in the community.

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How We Work

Part 4 of 5 short videos, this gives new members a close up view of where the rubber meets the road. Working beside other board members, executive directors and staff, you turn policy into practice.

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What We Do

Part 3 of 5 short videos, this segment highlights what Boards should do to think strategically, to create new partnerships, upgrade technologies, enhance innovation and engage volunteers.

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Senate UI extension moves forward

A report from the National Skills Coalition On January 7, the Senate voted to advance legislation to provide for a short-term extension of emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) benefits. The cloture vote passed on a bipartisan basis, 60-37. The legislation introduced … more

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Who We Are

Part 2 of 5 short videos, this segment gives new board members a “helicopter view” of workforce development, and the need for new members to be committed, engaged and involved.

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Workforce Advocacy Toolkit

Download Advocacy Toolkit. Provided by National Skills Coalition What is advocacy and why is it needed? What are basic principles for engaging in state workforce advocacy? What are the basic talking points to make to get the most of your meeting … more

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Senate Bill 127 – Overhaul of Commerce Department

With the rewrite of Senate Bill 127, the new title Economic Development Modifications now focuses on developing 8 “Prosperity Zones” and would dissolve North Carolina’s seven regional economic development groups. The bill would develop a non-profit corporation to provide oversight of these zones … more

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