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Durham Workforce Development BoardPURPOSE

The Durham Workforce Development Board (DWDB) was established by federal legislation and is a consortium agreement between the City and County of Durham. The purpose of the Board is to facilitate, plan and coordinate workforce development resources to maximize the efforts of government, businesses, workforce partners, and education. The Board shall promote a responsive workforce development system; develop and approve a job training plan for the provision of coordinated employment and training services; provide oversight and guidance for workforce development activities; and provide employment and training services designed to alleviate the social, educational, and economic problems of groups or individuals, including but not limited to those with employment barriers.

Through collaborative partnerships, the board is the local policy organization responsible for the planning, oversight and coordination of workforce development initiatives that help support economic development in Durham and the region. It provides leadership to the local workforce system by promoting a responsive workforce development system, providing guidance and exercising independent oversight regarding activities under the federal Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act and programs within the NCWorks Career Center.

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    PURPOSE, MISSION, VISION    
Our mission is to set direction for the NCWorks: Connecting Talent to Jobs system, so that it is the best source for businesses to find top talent. The DWDB envisions a competitive workforce system that consistently meets the needs of Durham businesses, job seekers, and youth.

MEETING SCHEDULE

9/26
8:30AM-10:00AM
Durham County Human Services Complex - Conference Room C, 2nd Floor - 414 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701
11/21
8:30AM-10:00AM
Durham County Human Services Complex - Conference Room C, 2nd Floor - 414 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701
Paul Grantham
Board Chair
Steven Williams
Vice Chair
Rebecca Axford
Secretary/Treasurer
George Hining
MHAworks Architecture
Henry Clay McKoy, Jr.
PoliHire
Michael Dombeck
Precision Biosciences
Ari Medoff
Nurse Care NC
Ernie Mills
Durham Rescue Mission
Tiffany Frye
Nido
Wade Smedley
Merck and Co., Inc.
Marlon Kiel
Measurement Incorporated
Jeff Fredrick
RTI International
Roger Shumate
IUEC Local 80
Catherine Williamson Hardy
Durham County Department of Social Services
Quille Coath, Jr.
Durham Proud Program
James Alston
Triangle Veterans Wellness Outreach Center
Penny Gluck
Durham Technical Community College
Geoff Durham
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Anthony Nelson
North Carolina Central University
Julie Pack
Durham Public Schools
Kenneth Angeli
NC Department of Commerce
Nataliya Rice
Vocational Rehabilitation Independent Living Services

MEMBERSHIP

Members serve 4-year terms without compensation and must reside within the limits of Durham County or have their principal place of business within the Durham County limits.

MEMBER ACCESS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

CONNECT WITH NCWORKS DURHAM


Address
807 E. Main St., Building 5, Suite 5-100 Durham, NC 27701

Email
workforce@durham.gov

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