The Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board, Inc. (ECWDB) is a non-profit organization located in New Bern, North Carolina.
A twenty-eight member board of directors governs ECWDB in partnership with the local elected officials. It is the designated administrative/fiscal agent for the Federal and State workforce development funds appropriated by the North Carolina Department of Commerce to operate employment and training services in a nine county local area.
Members of the ECWDB are appointed by the Elected Officials of their respective counties in accordance with criteria established by the Governor. ECWDB membership includes representatives from business and industry, education agencies, economic development agencies, vocational rehabilitation, and labor organizations. Membership is drawn from individuals who have optimum policy-making authority from their organization.
The ECWDB administers workforce development programs funded through the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The ECWDB contracts its programs with reputable organizations throughout the nine counties who provide services in their local NCWorks Career Center serving both the job/training seeker and employer populations.