Workforce Development Board

Meetings

  • 4th Thursday of every other month
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2019 MEETINGS



 DATE  TIME  LOCATION
 January 24, 2019  8:30 AM-10:00 AM Durham County Human Services Complex
Conference Room C, 2nd Floor
414 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
 March 28, 2019  TBD (DWDB Retreat)  TBD*
 May 23, 2019   8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Durham County Human Services Complex
Conference Room C, 2nd Floor
414 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
 July 25, 2019   8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Durham County Human Services Complex
Conference Room C, 2nd Floor
414 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701

 September 26, 2019   8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Durham County Human Services Complex
Conference Room C, 2nd Floor
414 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
 November 21, 2019   8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Durham County Human Services Complex
Conference Room C, 2nd Floor
414 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701

*Note: The location will be added to this post prior to the meeting. Please check back before the scheduled meeting.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are posted prior to the Durham Workforce Development Board’s scheduled bi-monthly meetings.  Conversely, Minutes are posted once they have been approved by the DWDB at its bi-monthly meeting.  If Minutes are not listed, it means that they have not been approved by the appropriate entity.  Should you have questions, please contact Dr. Joyce B. Johnson, Assistant to the Durham Workforce Development Board, at 919-560-4965.  

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Members


Board Officers


  • Paul Grantham, Chair (Private Sector) Duke University and Health System
  • Steven Williams, 1st Vice Chair (Private Sector)
    Global Ventures of North Carolina, LLC
  • Scott McGregor, 2nd Vice Chair (Private Sector), CISCO
  • Jessie Pickett-Williams, Secretary/Treasurer (Vocational Rehabilitation Program) Vocational Rehabilitation Independent Living Services
  • Rebecca Axford, Chair, Youth Council Subcommittee (Labor and Apprenticeship Organization), Raleigh-Durham Electrical JATC
  • Paul Grantham, Chair, Marketing and Communications Subcommittee (Private Sector), Duke University and Health Systems
  • George Hining, Chair, Business Services Subcommittee (Private Sector), MHA Works Architecture, Inc
  • Wade Smedley, Chair, NCWorks Career Center Subcommittee (Private Sector), Merck and Co., Inc.

Private Sector


  • Michael Dombeck, Precision Biosciences
  • Tiffany Frye, Nido Durham, LLC
  • Paul Grantham, Duke University and Health Systems
  • George Hining, MHA Works Architecture, Inc.
  • Marlon Kiel, Measurement Incorporated
  • Scott McGregor, Cisco
  • ​Henry Clay McKoy, Jr., PoliHire
  • Ari Medoff, Nurse Care of North Carolina
  • ​Ernie Mills, Durham Rescue Mission
  • Kristey Stewart, Atlantic Corporate Consulting, LLC
  • Steven Williams, Global Ventures of North Carolina, LLC
  • Vacancy-Pending DWDB Approval

Labor and Apprenticeship Organization

  •  Rebecca Axford, Raleigh-Durham Electrical JATC

Labor Organization

  • Roger Shumate, IUEC Local 80

Agency that Serves People with Barriers to Employment

  • William "Ben" Rose (Proxy-Rhonda Stevens), Durham County Department of Social Services​

Out-of-School Youth Organization

  • Quille Coath, Jr., Durham Proud Program

Community-Based Organization Addressing The Needs of Veterans and Individuals With Disabilities

  • James Alston, Triangle Veterans Wellness Outreach Center

Vocational Rehabilitation Program

  • Jessie Pickett-Williams, Vocational Rehabilitation​ Independent Living Services

State Employment Service

  • Chip Wood, North Carolina Department of Commerce Division of Workforce Solutions
  • Vacancy--(Wagner-Peyser Act Position)--Pending DWDB Approval

Higher Education/NCCU

  • Vacancy--Pending DWDB Approval

Adult Education & Literacy

  • Dr. Peter Wooldridge​, Durham Technical Community College

Local Education Agency

  • Dr. Pascal Mubenga (Proxy-Rick Sheldahl), Durham Public Schools


Economic Development


  • Geoff Durham, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce


Public Official Liaisons (Non-Voting)


  • DeDreana Freeman, Durham City Council​
  • James Hill, Durham County Commissioner
  • Brenda Howerton, Durham County Commissioner

Purpose


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, business, and education.

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.

Representatives


By law, the majority of board members must represent the private sector, with the balance of the board being comprised of representatives from:
  • Community-based organizations
  • Educational agencies
  • Employment services
  • Public assistance and economic development agencies
  • Organized labor services
  • Rehabilitation agencies

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.
 

Vision Statement


The DWDB envisions a competitive workforce system that consistently meets the needs of Durham businesses, job
seekers, and youth.
 

Mission Statement


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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Program - Auxiliary Aids and Services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Special Initiatives


Durham YouthWork Internship Program
Position Request Form for Businesses


Publications