The Southwestern Local Area has created a four-year plan in conjunction with the priorities of the North Carolina Workforce Strategic Plan and the workforce needs of its seven county region. The programs and initiatives contained in the plan will better assist regional job seekers, businesses, workforce partners, economic developers and training providers in their quest to provide the very best in services while obtaining high performance outcomes. Please click on the links to the right to review the plan and its accompanying attachments.

The Southwestern Local Area is required to update the Strategic Plan (2016-2020) on a program year basis.  Updates to the Strategic Plan are available here:

WIOA Local Area Plan Update – Plan Year 2017

WIOA Local Area Plan Update – Plan Year 2018

This draft of the Plan Year 2018 WIOA Local Area Plan Update is provided for public review and comment for the period of April 30, 2018 thru May 30, 2018. Please email all questions or concerns to Todd Douglas, Workforce Development Board Director at