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            April 2019 Edition 003

What's New With the Board?

Workforce In Action

Carolina Narrow Fabric Recruits for Apprenticeship Program

Local textile manufacturer Carolina Narrow Fabric is recruiting applicants for its brand-new apprenticeship program, which will train technicians for the textile industry and provide them with fast-paced career advancement opportunities.


Partnerships For Change

POWER Initiative: Appalachian Regional Commission

The Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board was a proud 2018 recipient of planning funds through the Appalachian Regional Commission's Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative.

ARC POWER is an initiative that targets federal resources to help communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal plan operations, and coal-related supply chain industries due to the changing economics of America's energy production.

Our board's intent for this funding includes developing a strategic plan to address the current and future workforce needs of Forsyth and Surry counties—two counties that are experiencing challenges associated with the decline of the coal supply chain as local manufacturers lose customers in the coal industry.

This plan will include a state-of-the-art workforce development and education center called the Dream. Career. Academy. The center’s purpose will be to train workers to fit the needs of the local and regional economies and close the growing talent alignment and skills gap.

As planning and feasibility for this project are well under way, we look forward to sharing additional information about our next steps in the near future.

Statewide Initiatives

Governor Cooper Promotes Jobs First for

Persons with Disabilities

Governor Roy Cooper visited the Piedmont Regional Council in Kernersville to sign Executive Order 92., Employment First for North Carolinians with Disabilities. This order will seek to eliminate barriers to employment for persons with disabilities. The state of North Carolina has launched the effort in coordinating the state Human Resources and Health and Human Services departments to ramp up outreach and promotional measures to attract qualified candidates with disabilities to available state jobs.

Workforce Events


Board Staff Update

Welcome, Michelle Slaton and Preston Roseboro

The Board is excited to welcome Michelle Slaton and Preston Roseboro as our newest Business Engagement Specialist!

As a part of our Business Solutions team, Michelle will engage with area businesses in Forsyth and Davie Counties to coordinate workforce objectives with industry need, and Preston will engage with businesses in Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties.

Michelle Staton

Business Engagement Specialist, Forsyth & Davie

Preston Rosesboro

Business Engagement Specialist, Stokes, Surry & Yadkin



Questions? Contact us at 336.904.0300