The Southwestern Workforce Development Board (SWDB) is a partnership of private business executives and the the leading workforce development organizations in Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Cherokee, Clay and Graham counties of western North Carolina. The purpose of the SWDB is to provide policy, planning, oversight and funding for local workforce development programs and address workforce issues as they emerge within the region.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Request for Proposals for the fiscal year of July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 for the following programs:

Adult & Dislocated Worker Program for Haywood County


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Adult & Dislocated Worker Program for Jackson/Macon/Swain Counties

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Youth Program for Haywood County 


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A bidder’s conference will be held on March 24, 2021 at 11:00 am via Zoom.  For an invitation to this meeting to discuss the RFP contact Workforce Development Director, David Garrett at