Governor Cooper connects students, workers with training needed for growing careers

Governor Cooper Declares Career Pathways Week in North Carolina

RALEIGH: To strengthen North Carolina’s workforce and connect students and workers with successful careers, Governor Roy Cooper has declared the week of January 22-26, 2018 Career Pathways Week in North Carolina. NCWorks has developed 27 Certified Career Pathways to help North Carolinians get the education and training needed to work in high-demand, high-wage careers. Throughout the week, regional NCWorks Career Pathways teams will host workshops across the state aimed at raising awareness among K-12 and community college career counselors and teachers.

“Career pathways offer a roadmap to career success for North Carolina workers,” Gov. Cooper said. “Matching worker education and training with employer needs is common sense and will help families and industries across North Carolina.”

Career Pathways are designed to match worker preparation with the skills employers seek. NCWorks Certified Career Pathways are integrated, seamless systems of education and workforce development programs developed by employers, workforce development boards, high schools and colleges. More information is available at

Career Pathways workshops will be held across the state at the dates and locations below.

Tuesday, January 23, 3-4 p.m.
College of the Albemarle, Room FC-121A
1208 N. Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC

Wednesday, January 24, 10-11 a.m.
Pitt Community College – Continuing Education Building, Room 120
3107 S. Memorial Drive, Greenville, NC 28590

Wednesday, January 24, 9-11 a.m.
Lenoir Community College, Room 150
231 Highway 58S, Bullock Building, Kinston NC 28504

Thursday, January 25, 9-11 a.m.
Brunswick Community College
2045 Enterprise Dr., Leland Center, Leland, NC 28451

North Central
Monday, January 22, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The NCWorks Training Center, Coastal Room
313 Chapanoke Rd # 140, Raleigh, NC 27603

Monday, January 22, 1-3pm
The NCWorks Training Center, Coastal Room
313 Chapanoke Rd # 140, Raleigh, NC 27603

Sandhills (South Central)
Tuesday, January 23, 9-11 a.m.
Bladen Community College, Auditorium
7418 NC HWY 41 West, Dublin, NC 28332

Tuesday, January 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Sandhills Community College, Clement Dining Room in Dempsey Hall
3395 Airport Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374

Piedmont Triad
Tuesday, January 23, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
NCWorks Career Center, Henderson Building
2301 W. Meadowview Road Room 272-273, Greensboro, NC 27407

Thursday, January 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Piedmont Triad Regional Council, Board Room
1398 Carrollton Crossing Drive, Kernersville, NC 27284

Tuesday, January 23, 9-11 a.m.
NCWorks Career Center, Suite 100
5601 Executive Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212

Wednesday, January 24, 9-11 a.m.
Cleveland Community College, LeGrand Center – Ballrooms 1 – 3
1800 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28152

Thursday, January 25, 9-11 a.m.
Centralina Workforce Development Board
9815 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2-3:15 p.m.
Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation Building, Community Room #1
2491 Old US Hwy 421 South, Boone, NC 28607

Thursday, January 25, 2-3:15 p.m.
Catawba County NCWorks Career Center, Classroom 1
403 Conover Station Southeast, Conover, NC 28613

Tuesday, January 23, 10-11:30 a.m.
Region A Council of Governments
125 Bonnie Lane, Sylva, 28779

Thursday, January 25, 10-11:30 a.m.
Land of Sky Regional Council
339 New Leicester Hwy., Asheville, NC 28806