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NextGen Youth Services

 NextGen Youth Program

The Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board's NextGen Youth Program provides training and employment services to youth ages 16-24 in Caswell, Davie, Forsyth, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties. NextGen serves youth who require additional assistance to enter or complete an education program or to secure or hold employment. Both in-school youth (ISY) and out-of-school youth (OSY) who have a documented barrier may be eligible to receive services.

Federally defined barriers include:

  • deficient in basic literacy skills
  • school dropout
  • homeless
  • runaway
  • foster children
  • pregnant or parenting youth
  • youth with criminal background
  • individual with a disability
  • English language learner


About NextGen Services

The primary goal of the Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board's NextGen Youth Program is to provide a structure and sense of accomplishment in the lives of youth served. The program is comprised of two main components: education and employment. Completion of a secondary educational program is the first and foremost goal. Staff members also provide post secondary education counseling and career preparation guidance.


Youth Committee

The Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board convenes a Youth Committee - a group of business and community members from each county who share common interests in seeing youth succeed - who direct the youth programs that the Board provides. The Youth Committee provides a unique opportunity for the local community to create, through a common vision, a system of activities and services that will enable youth to be successful in education, accomplished in the workplace and to become leaders in the community. The input of youth is also a vital component in the development of a system that most directly affects them.

The Youth Committee

  • Conducts oversight with respect to eligible providers of youth services in the local area;
  • Brings together a diverse set of stakeholders, resources and partners who can address the needs of young people more effectively;
  • Expands the capacity of Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board in meeting required functions.


For more information about the Youth Committee, contact:

Sandra Shepard, Program Coordinator
(336) 904-0300  or




The Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Program is an equal opportunity employer/program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Local area NCWorks Career Centers and NCWorks NextGen Youth Programs operate under the guidance of Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board and are part of the state and national Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act system.