Skilled and Available Workers

Your competitive advantage

The Centralina region’s workforce and education leaders work diligently to serve the regional needs of business and industry, responding with employment and training solutions that are highly cost-effective and time-saving.

Workforce Solutions

Collaboration around workforce issues and solutions is a foundational component of the region. The Competitive Workforce Alliance is the workforce network for the greater Charlotte Region, comprised of the Centralina Workforce Development Board, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce Development Board, and the Gaston County Workforce Development Board. The Alliance is representative of nine counties including Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union. The Alliance provides resources, training, and business services through a network of JobLink Career Centers.

Education & Training

The Charlotte Regional Workforce Development Partnership (CRWDP) was established to serve as a support organization to the Charlotte Regional Partnership to address the needs of both the workforce and the special training needs of business and industry. By providing customized training, the nine colleges in the partnership complement the Charlotte Regional Partnership in attracting new jobs to the region. The CRWDP creates resource development opportunities by capitalizing on each college's strengths and focusing on collaboration and partnerships.