Workforce Development Board

Meetings

  • 4th Thursday of every other month
New DWDB Logo

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

The Durham Workforce Development Board through the City of Durham’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) hereby publishes this notice of open solicitation for the following:

  • Career Center Manager/Operator
  • Adult/Dislocated Worker Services

The Requests for Proposals are currently available at http://durhamnc.gov/bids.aspx and proposals are due no later than Monday, April 1, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

A Bidders Conference, in which applicants will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear more detailed information about both of the Requests for Proposals, will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in accordance with the following schedule:

Career Center Manager/Operator      1:00-2:00 p.m.

 Adult/Dislocated Worker Services     2:00-3:00 p.m.

The Bidders Conference will be held at:

Office of Economic and Workforce Development
807 E. Main St.
Building 5, Suite 5-100
Durham, NC 27701

If proposers cannot attend the Bidders Conference in person, you will be able to teleconference into the Bidders Conference.  Please contact Nancy Strudwick at nancy.strudwick@durham.gov for call-in information.

All Proposals are due no later than Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the office of OEWD at 807 E. Main St, Bldg. 5, Suite 5-100 Durham, NC  27701.

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
 February 7, 2019
8:30 AM-10:30 AM
Executive Committee Planning Retreat
Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Glass B Conference Room
701 E. Main Street, Suite 5-100
Durham, NC 27701
 March 28, 2019 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
DWDB Retreat
The Chesterfield
Suite 2908
701 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
 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.  

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

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
  • 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

  • Vacancy--Pending DWDB Approval

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