The Northeastern Workforce Development Board (NWDB) is a group of community leaders appointed by local elected officials. Headquartered centrally in Hertford, it serves North Carolina’s 10 most northeastern counties, including: Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties.  The purpose of the NWDB is to provide policy, planning and oversight for local workforce development programs and to address workforce issues as identified by the communities that they represent. NWDB’s mission is to foster employment of northeastern North Carolinians by enriching the skills and suitability of candidate employees for the businesses of the region.

Our Vision

Citizens and businesses of the Northeast region will rely on the Northeastern Workforce Development Board (NWDB) to promote the growth of well-paying jobs in new and existing businesses. Citizens in the region will be able to find satisfying employment here, and will choose not to move away.

To resolve workforce issues and challenges, businesses and regional governments will seek NWDB support to meet Northeastern North Carolina employment needs. NWDB will seek resolution using all available training and funding sources.

Businesses will to look to the NWDB as an expedient provider of desirable employment candidates. Our board’s programs will be relied upon as instrumental in improving the regional workforce by bringing together existing businesses, colleges, economic development groups, trainers, councilors, and local and state governments.

Our Mission

The NWDB fosters employment of Northeastern North Carolinians by enriching the skills and suitability of candidate employees for the businesses of the region.

Our Core Purpose

To resolve workforce issues and challenges to meet Northeastern North Carolina employment needs.

Our Core Values and Principles

Strong companies and organizations are characterized by a strong ideology that guides and inspires the people within them. The critical issue is not whether the organization’s core ideology is likable or correct; but whether it has a core ideology that gives it durable identity. It is “the line we will not cross, where Values don’t change, plans do”

  • One community, one team
  • Forward looking and responsive to customer needs
  • Embrace creativity
  • Nurturing hope for the future
  • Integrity first and excellence in all we do
  • Data driven, fact focused, relevant results
  • Diverse representation and perspectives