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Developing a successful talent pipeline requires a multi-faceted approach. That’s why NCWorks has an extensive network of workforce professionals and partners ready to help you and your business work on what’s next.


Talent Pipeline Development Opportunities

NCWorks Certified Career Pathways

Collaborate with training and education partners to help potential hires harness the skills and knowledge they need for a career with your business.

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Work-Based Learning

Establish, expand or improve your business’s avenues for connecting with future talent through internships, job shadowing, co-ops, mentorships, facility tours, pre-apprenticeships and more. One way to connect with students is to post work-based learning opportunities online through the Navigator.

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Paid Work Experience

Provide eligible candidates the opportunity to be paid while interning or apprenticing in preparation for their careers with the help of local funding.

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Did you know that each local workforce board has a Youth services program, also known as NCWorks NextGen? The NextGen program serves young adults with a focus on skill building, work-based learning and employment. Your business can become a partner in building tomorrow’s workforce by engaging in local events, career fairs and work experience opportunities. Contact your local NCWorks Career Center or Workforce Board for more information!

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Partnering with Allies

Connect with future-workforce influencers, like local teachers, career coaches and mentors to educate them about needs and opportunities in your industury.

Success Story

Through collaborative efforts and strategic planning, the first of the candidates was hired within two months of the job posting. Overall, 58% of the NCWorks pre-screened applicants were eventually hired by Moen.

Locate Your Career Center

Click on your area of the map to find an NCWorks Career Center near you.

EDPNC Small Business Advisors

Get information and resources for your business that go beyond talent. EDPNC Small Business Advisors (formerly known as BLNC) can help businesses of any size with:

  • Registering a business with the state
  • Tax information and requirements
  • Business plans
  • Government contracting
  • Business and occupational licenses
  • Marketing
  • Accessing capital