Vision, Mission, Strategy


Our Vision for Eastern North Carolina is a qualified workforce with an educational attainment level that meets the needs of local firms so they can compete in today's marketplace.


Our mission is to develop the workforce through a collaborative, customer-focused approach that facilitates partnerships between job seekers, workers, employers, and educators, aligning workforce requirements to economic needs.

Value Added:

We add economic value to our community by ensuring that our public workforce system is responsive in meeting the education and training needs of our job seekers and employers alike, thereby leading to a better quality of life and ensuring employers have access to the skilled workforce they need, resulting in a thriving economy.

Key Strategies:

  • Certify an integrated, seamless, and customer-centered workforce development system.
  • Engage business and community leaders in addressing workforce issues and promote strategies to improve education levels and essential workplace skills.
  • Implement a community awareness plan that promotes education, life-long learning, and the workforce development services that are available to both job seekers and employers.
  • Identify and implement effective career pathways strategies that result in employment opportunities for all citizens.
  • Establish an accountability system that builds the capacity of the Eastern Carolina WDB, staff, NCWorks partners, and service providers in addressing regional workforce needs.
  • Strengthen alliances with economic development to identify and address workforce needs of currant and future industries.
  • Increase educational attainment levels for in-school and out-of-school youth.

For more information, please refer to the Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board, Inc. 2020 Strategic Plan.