NCWorks Career Services


  • Career planning and coaching

  • Resume review & development

  • Job preparation workshops

  • Scholarships for training

  • Business recruitment & retention services

  • Skills assessment & labor market info

  • Customized Youth & Young Adult Services - Career Advantage Program

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NCWorks Online


NCWorks Online is a robust new website launched by the state of North Carolina to better connect you to employers and their thousands of job listings across the state.


All job-seekers are required to register on to access available job opportunities.

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NCWorks offers scholarships for training for in-demand jobs in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties. Training opportunities could include short term or long-term training (up to 2 years). The purpose is to develop a talent pipeline for job opportunities in our area. If you are interested in pursuing a scholarship opportunity through

NCWorks, please complete the pre-application and submit it to Please answer it completely and allow 3 business days for a response from NCWorks staff. This is the first step in the process of being considered for a scholarship. Additional information and documents will be requested prior to final approval. Thank you for your interest in our scholarship opportunity!

Local Career Centers

Alexander Career Center
604 7th St. SW
Taylorsville, NC 28681
(828) 632-4631
(Located inside Alexander Co. DSS Office)


NCWorks Career Center – Burke
720 East Union St
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 438-6161


NCWorks Career Center – Caldwell
1909 Hickory Blvd SE
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 759-4680
(Located in the lower level of the Commerce Building)


NCWorks Career Center – Catawba
403 Conover Station SE
Conover, NC 28613
(828) 466-5535

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The Western Piedmont Council of Governments shall serve all local government members in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties with professional, cost-effective assistance on a variety of local, regional, state and federal issues and programs.

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Telephone: ​828.322.9191

Fax: 828.322.5991

Mailing: P.O. Box 9026 | Hickory, NC 28603
Location: 1880 2nd Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601

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This institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. Auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.