The Region Q Workforce Development Board (WDB) is composed of leaders from the private and public sectors. This organization has the authority to determine how NCWorks Career Centers, Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) and federal/state Employment and Training funds are used in the Region. The board reviews, monitors and evaluates all programs and services and awards contracts.

Staff to the Board monitors the progress of programs, coordinates planning and provides technical assistance to providers and supports the WDB. The board has a standing Executive Committee and several ad-hoc committees. These groups meet separately to discuss any issues, review documents or bring ideas to the full Board that may pertain to their specific areas.

The Workforce Development Board is strategically focused on investing in initiatives that strengthen the workforce of our region and support retention and economic growth. This is accomplished through the commitment to strong partnerships that help our region’s businesses and current and emerging workforce to become a competitive force in our local, state, national and global economy.

Our Vision

The citizens of Region Q will be well educated, highly skilled, life-long learners who enjoy a good qualify of life.

Our Mission

The provide leadership and guidance in facilitating employment by providing the highest quality service delivery in a friendly, fair and impartial manner as perceived by our customers.

Our Goals

Goal 1:  Increase public awareness and recognition of the Region Q Workforce Development Board
Goal 2:  Re-Branding the Region Q Workforce Development Board
Goal 3:  Shifting Board Focus from Programmatic to Strategic
Goal 4:  Strategic Business Engagement

Our Board

Region Q Workforce Development Board

(July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018)

Name County Representing
Glenn Sparrow Beaufort Business- PAS USA
Jenny Brown** Beaufort Business-Vidant
Michael Freeman Bertie Business- Small
Ron Roberson Bertie Business- Small
Quinton Turman* Hertford Business- Small
Wendell Hall Hertford Business- Small
Krystal Cherry Martin Business- Syfan
Keisha M. Rodgers Martin Business- Small
Mary Paramore Pitt Business- Hyster Yale
Robert Williams Pitt Business- DSM
John Maiolo Martin Labor- Dominion Power
Dr. Catherine Edmonds Bertie Labor- Bertie County Schools
Kim Toler Beaufort Apprenticeship- Nutrien
Morris Rascoe Bertie Community-Based Org.- CADA
Dr. Dennis Massey Pitt Institution of Higher Learning- Pitt CC
Dr. Stanley Elliott Hertford Adult Education & Literacy- RCCC
John Chaffee Regional Economic Development
Larry Donley Regional Employment Service/Wagner-Peyser
Chloe Hudson Regional Vocational Rehabilitation

* Chair

** Vice-Chair