Workforce Development Board RFP

The Workforce Development Board of the Southwestern Workforce Development Consortium is seeking proposals for the operation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth programs in Tri-County (Cherokee, Clay, and Graham) and the Youth programs in Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties.  Please note all bidders can bid for all counties … Read more

Resources from Division of Water Infrastructure

On September 25th, the Southwestern Commission hosted the North Carolina Division of Water Infrastructure for a two-hour training in our office. In this training, geared toward county and municipal staff, representatives from Division of Water Infrastructure highlighted “North Carolina’s Statewide Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Master Plan: The Road to Viability”.  Representatives also highlighted funding opportunities … Read more

October Newsletter

Have you seen our October e-newsletter?   Be sure to check it out to learn more about what is happening throughout our region, including workshops and other events, current and future funding opportunities, and other updates from staff and regional partners.  If you’d like to be added to our e-newsletter list, simply fill out the form … Read more

Now Hiring- WIOA Youth Specialist

The Southwestern Commission, located in Sylva, NC, serving a 7-county region, is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Specialist.  An employee in this position assists youth with enrolling in training to complete a High School Equivalency Diploma or Adult High School Diploma, provides career counseling, short … Read more

Housing & Economic Development Summit

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, for a one-day summit, “Housing and Economic Development: Bridging the Gap.”  This event will feature presentations on the connection between housing and economic development as well as examples of successful housing strategies from around the region.  State and federal resource providers will be on hand to discuss potential funding opportunities.  … Read more