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What We Do

Part 3 of 5 short videos, this segment highlights what Boards should do to think strategically, to create new partnerships, upgrade technologies, enhance innovation and engage volunteers.

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Senate UI extension moves forward

A report from the National Skills Coalition On January 7, the Senate voted to advance legislation to provide for a short-term extension of emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) benefits. The cloture vote passed on a bipartisan basis, 60-37. The legislation introduced … more

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Who We Are

Part 2 of 5 short videos, this segment gives new board members a “helicopter view” of workforce development, and the need for new members to be committed, engaged and involved.

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Workforce Advocacy Toolkit

Download Advocacy Toolkit. Provided by National Skills Coalition What is advocacy and why is it needed? What are basic principles for engaging in state workforce advocacy? What are the basic talking points to make to get the most of your meeting … more

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Senate Bill 127 – Overhaul of Commerce Department

With the rewrite of Senate Bill 127, the new title Economic Development Modifications now focuses on developing 8 “Prosperity Zones” and would dissolve North Carolina’s seven regional economic development groups. The bill would develop a non-profit corporation to provide oversight of these zones … more

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