Training Assistance

The Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board, Inc. (ECWDB) is focused on ensuring our workforce is highly skilled and prepared to meet the needs of a 21st century workplace. Services provide job seekers with the opportunity to build the skills needed to obtain and retain a job. 

Your local NCWorks Career Center provides training assistance that helps job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market. This program also matches employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

This program offers training services for individuals who may need training or re-training to enter or re-enter the labor market. Those served include:

  • Unemployed Individuals
  • Individuals who have been laid off due to no fault of their own
  • Low Income Job Seekers
  • Youth 

It is important to note that this is not an entitlement program and participants must meet eligibility requirements and provide required documentation to qualify for training services.

For more information about how to apply for Training Assistance, check out the ECWDB Adult and Dislocated Worker Orientation video.

If you feel that you would benefit from the services provided through this program, we recommend you register on NCWorks Online and contact your local NCWorks Career Center to meet with a Career Advisor.

An NCWorks Registration Step-by-Step Guide has been developed should you need directions on how to register on NCWorks Online.

How do I know if I’m eligible for Training Assistance?

We have gathered some information to help speed up your eligibility determination process. Please review them and gather the required documentation and have it ready for your first appointment with an NCWorks Career Advisor in person or by phone.

What if I am not eligible for Training Assistance?

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for training assistance through this program, most colleges provide scholarship and financial aid options. Contact your local community college for information on options such as Federal Student Aid.

To apply for Federal Student Aid including PELL Grants, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

More scholarship resources can be found at:

Choosing a Career Pathway

Choosing a Career Pathway that is right for you takes some time.  It is important to research your options and develop a game plan in advance. Your NCWorks Career Advisor will be available to assist you in talking through options most suitable for you based upon your interests, prior work experiences, and education. The Career Pathways Training Options Guide provides a list of approved training providers and training programs that are qualified for enrollment in our Local Area.

Need help choosing a career?

Check out the Preparing for a Career page for career resources and tools.