The Southwestern Workforce Development Board creates a four-year plan in conjunction with the priorities of the North Carolina Workforce Strategic Plan and the workforce needs of a 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 providing the best services while obtaining high performance outcomes.  

The following is a link to the draft of the 4-year WIOA Local Area Plan for 2020-2024 open to the public for review and comment during the period of May 15 thru June 3, 2020. 

SWDB Draft 4 Year Plan 2020-2024

Questions or input can be emailed to Workforce Development Board Director, David Garrett at

Note: Information has potential to change regularly.