• Ages 16-24    

  • In need of a HS Diploma or GED

  • Have difficulty with math and reading

  • Are Juggling the responsibility of a child or finding a stable place to live

  • Want to attend college or earn a credential

  • Those who want careers and a better life for themselves!

Services Include:
Adult Secondary
Paid Work Experience Opportunities
Community Referrals
NCWorks Training
Transportation Assistance
Employability Workshops
Training Assistance

Credential Life Skills
Work Readiness Skills
Case Management
Informal/Formal Assessments
Labor Market Information
Basic Computer Classes


Leadership Development
Job Referral/Placement
Career Readiness Certificate
Job Coaching
Soft Skills Coaching
Application Assistance
Budgeting/Financial Literacy

*Services available at NO COST to eligible participants and based on funding availability


NCWorks Career Center-Burke 
720 E. Union St
Morganton, NC 28655



NCWorks Career Center-Catawba
403 Conover Stations SE, Suite C
Conover, NC 28613

Alexander County
Located at CVCC– Alexander Campus
345 Industrial Blvd.
Taylorsville, NC 28681

NCWorks Career Center–Caldwell
1909 Hickory Blvd SE
Lenoir, NC 28645

Cool Tools

NC Reality CheckMoney: We hope it gives us what we need with something left over for what we want. Actually we can do more than hope about our income - we can plan how we spend money

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NextGen 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 NextGen, please complete the pre-application and submit it to Please answer it completely and allow 3 business days for a response from NextGen 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!

Scholarship Application - Youth

Youth Program Report PY2021

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The Western Piedmont Workforce Development Board and the WDB Youth Council contract out youth services throughout the Unifour Area.