WIOA Career Services

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, or WIOA, is new legislation that became active on July 1, 2014. Workforce boards provide services to assist unemployed or underemployed adults who may benefit from services offered through WIOA.

WIOA places emphasis on skills development that matches the needs of employers, moving individuals through career pathways into demand occupations, and continued access to services to job seekers. WIOA will offer opportunities for job seekers to develop career plans that provide for sustainability and prosperity in the emerging economy.

Visit an NCWorks Career Center today and ask about WIOA Individualized Career Services!

This is what CAREER Services means to us


Assistance to help you make informed choices and emerge ready to succeed in your next job


Determine your skill levels, interests, abilities and service needs


Job search coaching, resume assistance, access to technology, information about demand occupations


Information about training and education, salary information, career pathways and high growth occupations


Guidance to find the right program for your life and family needs; possible financial assistance


If you're looking for your first job, your next job or a better job, we will assist you in an effective job search strategy that makes networking, resumes, technology and interviews work for you. Appropriate job referrals and placement including follow-up services to assist you in handling your new workplace's challenges.

Adult Program

The Adult Program provides a wide range of employment and training services including basic job attainment and job keeping skills, assistance with improving basic education skills, and occupational skills training.

Services are available to individuals who are 18 years of age or older, a United States citizen (or legally authorized to work in this country) and if male, be in compliance with Section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act.
Veterans receive priority for services as mandated by state law.

Individuals who have demonstrated that they are not able to obtain or retain self-sufficient employment may, subject to certain limitations, be able to receive training services. The training program selected must be directly linked to the employment opportunities in the Cape Fear Workforce Development Area or in an area to which the individual is willing to relocate.

Dislocated Worker Program

Dislocated Workers are individuals who have been terminated or laid off or have received notice of termination or layoff or were self-employed but are unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in the community or because of natural disasters. Other conditions may apply. Dislocated Workers also include displaced homemakers.

A wide range of employment and training services are available for dislocated workers.


Youth programs are designed to better prepare young adults by offering a comprehensive year-round package of services that increases their chances of success both in school and the workplace.

Eligible youth in the Cape Fear Local Area are low-income individuals between the ages of 16 and 21 inclusive who have at least one of six specified barriers to employment – deficient in basic literacy skills; school dropout; homeless, runaway or foster child; pregnant or parenting; offender; or is an individual who requires additional assistance to complete an education program or to secure and hold employment. Cape Fear Workforce Development Youth operators provide services to both in-school and out-of-school youth. Out of school youth are those aged 16-24 who don't have a job and are not enrolled in educational institution. We will provide job opportunities, counseling and assessment, and educational opportunities.

Youth services include:

  • Tutoring, study skills training
  • Alternative secondary school
  • Summer employment opportunities
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences, including internships and job shadowing
  • Occupational skill training
  • Leadership development
  • Supportive services
  • Adult mentoring
  • Follow-up services
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling

Ginger Brick

 Workforce Development Director

(910) 395-4553 x213

[email protected]