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NCWorks NEXTGEN Gets New Look

NextGen BAt their June 13, 2017, the Centralina Workforce Development Board (WDB) approved a new service provider for WIOA Youth and Young Adult services. Effective July 1, 2017, all youth and young adult services in the Centralina WDB region (Anson, Cabarrus, Iredell, Lincoln, Rowan, Stanly, and Union counties) will be conducted and carried out by ResCare Workforce Services for Program Year 2017.  The services for youth and young adults in the Centralina WDB region have been rebranded as "NCWorks NEXTGEN" (powered by Centralina WDB).

NCWorks NEXTGEN staff at the NCWorks Careers Centers will assist youth and young adults ages 16-24 at the following 8 locations:


  • NCWorks Career Center-Anson (514 N. Washington St. Lockhart-Taylor Center in Wadesboro, NC)
  • NCWorks Career Center-Cabarrus (845 Church St. N. Suite 201, Concord NC)
  • NCWorks Career Center-Mooresville (532 Patterson Ave., Mooresville, NC)
  • NCWorks Career Center-Statesville (133 Island Ford Rd., Statesville, NC)
  • NCWorks Career Center-Lincoln (529 N. Aspen St., Lincolnton, NC)
  • NCWorks Career Center-Rowan (1904 South Main St., Salisbury, NC)
  • NCWorks Career Center-Stanly (944 N. First St., Albemarle, NC)
  • NCWorks Career Center-Union (1125 Skyway Dr., Monroe, NC)

NCWorks NEXTGEN Services partners with local organizations such as regional educational partners and community and civic agencies to provide needed services to youth. The leadership team for NCWorks NEXTGEN Services includes Gary Mason, Centralina Workforce Services NEXTGEN Services Leader; Centralina Workforce Services Project Director, Ken McCoy; Centralina Workforce Services Deputy Project Director, Kim Carpenter; and Centralina Workforce Services Senior Talent/ Career Development Consultant, Amy Weatherman.

"We expect to leverage our regional approach to service delivery along with our NCWorks Career Center teams to engage and develop the next generation of talent that area employers are asking for," said Ken McCoy."

"Our NEXGEN Services Leader, Gary Mason brings significant youth program experience, a large network of business and community contacts and a tremendous leadership style that will make a major impact to the Centralina region," McCoy added.

NCWorks NEXTGEN Services (powered by Centralina WDB) will continue to provide the following services to youth and young adults:

- Career counseling/development with an emphasis on work readiness skills

- Career assessment - using 
- Mentoring programs
- Supportive services geared towards assisting career success
- Access to education and skill enrichment programs
- GED readiness programs
- Work experience providing valuable job skills with region partners and employers
- On-the-Job training experience with area businesses

NCWorks NEXTGEN Services is now a statewide brand and will carry the same name no matter where an individual goes throughout North Carolina. 

For more information regarding the new transition of NCWorks NEXTGEN Services in the Centralina region, contact Solomon McAuley, Centralina WDB NEXTGEN Specialist at 704-348-2725 or .    

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