The NCWorks Commission is enabled and led by federal legislation and state-level strategic plans.


Administrative Resources

Enabling Legislation

WIOA Unified State Plan

As required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), North Carolina’s Unified State Plan outlines a four-year strategy for the WIOA core programs.  

The plan was developed by workforce partners (NC Commerce, North Carolina Community College System, and NC Department of Health and Human Services) in accordance with federal plan requirements from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Strategic Plan

The Commission developed and approved the 2023-2025 Strategic Plan to create an integrated workforce system that effectively responds to the needs of employers and prepares workers for North Carolina's economy.

Workforce Development Boards

Workforce Development Boards plan and oversee local workforce programs in their respective areas.


NCWorks is a partnership between education and workforce agencies in the public and private sectors. The strong relationships between these partners enable us to connect job seekers to employers. NCWorks is made possible through the following groups:

NCWorks Partnership Conference

As a member of the commission, you are invited to the annual NCWorks Partnership Conference, where you can learn best practices and network with workforce professionals from across the state. To register or learn more, contact Annie Izod