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Triangle South WBD accepting nominations for directors

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06.28.2010College & Community

SANFORD - The Triangle South Workforce Development Board (WDB) is accepting nominations for service on the 2011-2013 board of directors. WDB directors serve for two-year terms and may be re-appointed to serve three additional two-year terms.

The Workforce Development Board is looking for members with a passion to plan, develop and implement a comprehensive workforce investment system in the four counties of Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Sampson. Its goal is to combine area employment, training and supportive services and programs into a consumer based, market-driven system that meets the needs of job seekers and employers.

Current vacant positions are: Lee County - (1) Employment Service; Chatham County - (1) Organized Labor and (1) Community Based-Organization; and Sampson County - (1) Private Sector and (1) Community Based Organization.

Becoming a volunteer member requires a time commitment with conference calls and meetings six times per year, but the investment of time is definitely worth the experience board members receive.

Any WDB member in good standing or an official representative of an industry association may recommend candidates to the Nominating Committee in accordance with the Workforce Development Board Bylaws.

All nominations should be submitted by completing and returning the Board of Directors Nomination form to the Economic Development Board Office listed. Nominations must be received no later than 5 p.m. July 31 to be considered. To download a nominating form, visit the Triangle South Workforce Development Board website at If you do not have access to the Internet, please call the WDB office at (919) 777-7795 to request a Board Nomination Form.

About the Workforce Investment Board

The mission of the Chatham, Lee, Harnett, Sampson Workforce Development Board (WDB) is to develop and utilize effective leadership and partnerships among business, labor, government, social services, local education agencies and other communities of interest to create and support one efficient, customer-centered and market-driven workforce development system. The mission is also to ensure a system of high-quality customer service and information that supports the following concepts:

  • The ability of all citizens to obtain employment that provides a livable wage
  • The development of a qualified, competent and globally competitive workforce in the quad-county area
  • The efficient allocation of scarce and idle resources
  • A sustained economic growth and development over time in Chatham, Lee, Harnett, and Sampson counties.