Workforce Development Resources & Partners

Workforce development takes a village, literally.  There are many dedicated organizations and individuals at the local, state and federal levels working together to obtain resources for our region everyday. Links are provided for the organizations listed below so you can learn more about their resources for businesses  or for individuals who are seeking a job or education.


NC Department of Commerce

NC Department of Commerce Workforce Solutions

NC Association of Workforce Development Boards

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

NC Rural Center

NC Chamber of Commerce

NC Apprenticeship

NC Association for Career Technical Education

NC Careers

My Future NC

Appalachian Regional Commission


Southwestern Commission

Mountain West Partnership

NCWorks Career Centers

Small Business Technology Development Center at WCU

Vocational Rehabilitation Local Offices

Job Corps | LBJ | Oconaluftee


Haywood Community College

Small Business Center | Haywood

Southwestern Community College

Small Business Center | Jackson – Macon – Swain

Tri-County Community College

Small Business Center | Tri-County

Contact the Southwestern Workforce Development Board if you need guidance on which organization to contact depending upon your needs.