Find your county on the map below and then click on the prosperity zone that your county is located in to find out what NCWorks Certified Career Pathways are available in your area.

Contact  your local county’s middle school, high school or community college to find out more about enrolling on a specific Certified Career Pathway.

Adults and dislocated workers should contact their local community college or NCWorks Career Center to find out more about enrolling on a specific Certified Career Pathway.

Please visit College Foundation of North Carolina’s website for additional career and education planning resources in North Carolina.

 

 

The Northeastern Healthcare Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Northeastern Workforce Development Board

Region Q Workforce Development Board

Turning Point Workforce Development Board

Counties: Cutticuck, Camden,Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan, Gates, Washington, Tyrell, Dare, Hyde, Hertford, Berite, Martin, Pitt, Beaufort, Northampton, Halifax, Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson

Community Colleges:

Pitt Community College

Roanoke-Chowan Community College

Edgecombe Community College

Martin Community College

College of the Albemarle

Halifax Community College

*Note this pathway crosses two prosperity zones

For a detailed summary of this pathway please click here.

To find out more about this pathway please visit: http://nencpathways.org/health-sciences/

The Northeastern Advanced Manufacturing Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Northeastern Workforce Development Board

Region Q Workforce Development Board

Turning Point Workforce Development Board

Counties: Cutticuck, Camden,Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan, Gates, Washington, Tyrell, Dare, Hyde, Hertford, Berite, Martin, Pitt, Beaufort, Northampton, Halifax, Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson

Community Colleges:  College of the Albermale

Edgecombe Community College

Roanoke-Chowan Community College

Nash Community College

Martin Community College

Beaufort Community College

*Note this pathway crosses two prosperity zones; The Northeast Zone & The North Central Zone

For a detailed summary of this pathway, please click here.

For more information on this pathway please visit: http://nencpathways.org/advanced-manufacturing/

 

The Northeastern Healthcare Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Northeastern Workforce Development Board

Region Q Workforce Development Board

Turning Point Workforce Development Board

Counties: Cutticuck, Camden,Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan, Gates, Washington, Tyrell, Dare, Hyde, Hertford, Berite, Martin, Pitt, Beaufort, Northampton, Halifax, Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson

Community Colleges:

Pitt Community College

Roanoke-Chowan Community College

Edgecombe Community College

Martin Community College

College of the Albemarle

Halifax Community College

*Note this pathway crosses two prosperity zones

For a detailed summary of this pathway please click here.

To find out more about this pathway please visit: http://nencpathways.org/health-sciences/

The Capital Area Information Technology Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Capital Area Workforce Development Board

Counties: Wake, Johnson, Durham, Caswell

Community Colleges: 

Wake Technical Community College

Durham Technical Community College

Johnston Community College

Piedmont Community College

Vance-Granville Community College

View salary ranges for this pathway.

The Kerr-Tar Advanced Manufacturing Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board

Counties: Wake, Johnson, Durham, Caswell

Community Colleges:

Vance-Granville Community College

Piedmont Community College

View salary ranges for this pathway.

The Northeastern Advanced Manufacturing Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Northeastern Workforce Development Board

Region Q Workforce Development Board

Turning Point Workforce Development Board

Counties: Cutticuck, Camden,Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan, Gates, Washington, Tyrell, Dare, Hyde, Hertford, Berite, Martin, Pitt, Beaufort, Northampton, Halifax, Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson

Community Colleges: College of the Albermale

Edgecombe Community College

Roanoke-Chowan Community College

Nash Community College

Martin Community College

Beaufort Community College

*Note this pathway crosses two prosperity zones; The Northeast Zone & The North Central Zone

For a detailed summary of this pathway, please click here.

For more information on this pathway please visit: http://nencpathways.org/advanced-manufacturing/

 

The Durham Health Sciences Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Durham Workforce Development Board

Counties: Wake, Johnson, Durham, Caswell

Community Colleges:

Wake Technical Community College

Durham Technical Community College

Johnston Community College

Piedmont Community College

Vance-Granville Community College

View salary ranges for this pathway. 

The Capital Area & Durham Advanced Manufacturing Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Capital Area Workforce Development Board

Durham Workforce Development Board

Counties: Durham, Wake, Johnston

Community Colleges:

Durham Technical Community College

Johnston Community College

Piedmont Community College

Vance-Granville Community College

Wake Technical Community College

View salary ranges for this pathway

The Capital Area & Kerr-Tar Health Life Science Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Capital Area Workforce Development Board

Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board

Counties: Wake, Johnston Person, Granville, Vance, Warren, Franklin

Community Colleges: 

Durham Technical Community College

Johnston Community College

Piedmont Community College

Vance-Granville Community College

Wake Technical Community College

View salary ranges for this pathway. 

The Durham & Kerr-Tar Information Technology Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Durham Workforce Development Board

The Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board

Counties: Durham, Person, Granville, Vance, Warren, Franklin

Community Colleges: 

Durham Technical Community College

Johnston Community College

Piedmont Community College

Vance-Granville Community College

Wake Technical Community College

View salary ranges for this pathway.

The Eastern Carolina Health Sciences Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board

Counties: Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, and Wayne

Community Colleges: 

Carteret Community College

Coastal Carolina Community College

Craven Community College

James Sprunt Community College

Lenoir Community College

For a detailed summary of this pathway please click here.

The Eastern Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Board:

Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board

Counties: Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, and Wayne

Community Colleges: 

Lenoir Community College

Wayne Community College

Craven Community College

To view a detailed summary of this pathway click here.

Cape Fear Construction Technology Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Board: 

Cape Fear Workforce Development Board

Counties: Pender, New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus

Community Colleges: 

Brunswick Community College

Cape Fear Community College

Southeastern Community College

 

The Cumberland County Collision Repair Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Cumberland County Workforce Board

Counties: Cumberland

Community Colleges: 

Fayetteville Technical Community College

View careers and estimated salaries for this pathway

To view a detailed summary of this pathway click here.

The Nursing & Allied Health Cumberland Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Cumberland County Workforce Development Board

Lumber River Workforce Development Board

Regional Partnership Workforce Development Board

Counties: Cumberland, Moore, Hoke

Community Colleges:

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Sandhills Community College

To view a detailed summary of this pathway click here. 

The Sandhills Region Healthcare & Nursing Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Cape Fear Workforce Development Board

The Lumber River Workforce Development Board

Counties: Robeson, Bladen, Columbus

Community Colleges: 

Robeson Community College

Southeastern Community College

Bladen Community College

View the career ladder for the The Sandhills Region Healthcare & Nursing Pathway

View detailed summary of this pathway

The Southwestern Workforce Development Board Advanced Manufacturing Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Southwestern Workforce Development Board

Counties: Cherokee, Graham, Clay, Macon, Jackson, Haywood, Swain

Community Colleges:

Haywood Community College

Southwestern Community College

Tri-County Community College

To view a detailed summary of this pathway, please click here.

The Mountain Area Advanced Manufacturing Pathway

Workforce Development Board

 

Workforce Development Boards:

Mountain Area Workforce Development Board

Counties: Madison, Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania

Community Colleges:

Blue Ridge Community College

View the career ladders for this pathway at Blue Ridge Community College 

View the career ladders for this pathway at AB Tech

For more information on this pathway, please visit: http://www.mountainareacareers.org/careers/

To view a detailed summary of this pathway click here.

 

The Region C Advanced Manufacturing Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Region C Workforce Development Board

Counties: Cleveland, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford

Community Colleges: Isothermal Community College

Cleveland Community College

McDowell Community College

*Note this pathway crosses three prosperity zones; The Western Zone, the Northwest Zone & the Southwest Zone

To view a detailed summary of this pathway click here.

The Mountain Area Hospitality & Tourism Pathway

Workforce Development Board

 

Workforce Development Boards:

Mountain Area Workforce Development Board

Counties: Madison, Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania

Community Colleges: 

Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College

Blue Ridge Community College

For more information on this pathway please visit: http://www.mountainareacareers.org/careers/

View the career paths for the Mountain Area Hospitality & Tourism Pathway at Blue Ridge Community College

View the career paths for the Mountain Area Hospitality & Tourism Pathway at Asheville Buncombe Tech

To view a detailed summary of this pathway click here.

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The Region C Nursing & Allied Health Pathway

Workforce Development Board

 

Workforce Development Boards:

Region C Workforce Development

Counties: Cleveland, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford

Community Colleges:

McDowell Technical Community College

Isothermal Community College

Cleveland Community College

*Note this pathway crosses three prosperity zones; The Western Zone, the Northwest Zone & the Southwest Zone

View the career ladder for Nursing Careers 

View the career ladder for Healthcare Administration 

View the career ladder for Clinical Support

To view a detailed summary of this pathway click here. 

Healthcare in Nursing, Diagnostic, Technical & Administrative Pathway

Workforce Development Board

 

Workforce Development Board:

Mountain Area Workforce Development Board

Counties: Madison, Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania

Community Colleges:

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Blue Ridge Community College

View the career paths for this pathway at Blue Ridge Community College

View the career paths for this pathway at Asheville Buncombe Tech

To view a detailed summary of this pathway click here.

The Triad Works Nursing Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board

DavidsonWorks Workforce Development Board

Guilford County Workforce Development Board

Regional Partnership Workforce Development Board

Counties: Forsyth, Davie, Surry, Stokes, Rockingham, Yadkin, Caswell, Davidson, Guilford, Alamance, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Randolph

Community Colleges: 

Davidson Community College

Piedmont Community College

Surry Community College

Forsyth Technical Community College

Rockingham Community College

View a detailed summary of this pathway

A Regional Pathway to Aviation (TriadWorks)

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Guilford County Workforce Development Board

Regional Partnership Workforce Development Board

Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board

DavidsonWorks Workforce Development Board

Counties: Alamance, Moore, Orange, Randolph, Montgomery, Guilford, Davidson, Surry, Stokes, Rockingham, Caswell, Yadkin, Forsyth, Davie

Community Colleges: 

Guilford Technical Community College

Forsyth Technical Community College

High Schools:

T.W Andrews Aviation Academy 

To view a detailed summary of this pathway please click here.

A Regional Pathway to Advanced Manufacturing (TriadWorks)

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Regional Partnership Workforce Development Board

Guilford County Workforce Development Board

Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board

DavidsonWorks Workforce Development Board

Counties: Alamance, Moore, Orange, Randolph, Montgomery, Guilford, Davidson, Surry, Stokes, Rockingham, Caswell, Yadkin, Forsyth, Davie

Community Colleges:

Montgomery Community College

Piedmont Commnity College

Alamance Community College

Randolph Community College

Sandhills Community College

Rockingham Community College

To view a detailed summary of this pathway please click here.

TriadWorks's Transportation & Logistics Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

DavidsonWorks Workforce Development Board

Regional Partnership Workforce Development Board

Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board

Guilford County Workforce Development Board

Counties: Alamance, Moore, Orange, Randolph, Montgomery, Guilford, Davidson, Surry, Stokes, Rockingham, Caswell, Yadkin, Forsyth, Davie 

Community Colleges: 

Forsyth Technical Community College

Rockingham Community College, Piedmont Community College

Davidson Community College

View salary information for this pathway

To view a detailed summary of this pathway please click here.

The Region C Advanced Manufacturing Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Region C Workforce Development Board

Counties: Cleveland, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford

Community Colleges:

Isothermal Community College

Cleveland Community College

McDowell Community College

*Note this pathway crosses three prosperity zones; The Western Zone, the Northwest Zone & the Southwest Zone

To view a detailed summary of this pathway click here.

The Region C Nursing & Allied Health Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Region C Workforce Development

Counties: Cleveland, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford

Community Colleges: 

McDowell Technical Community College

Isothermal Community College

Cleveland Community College

*Note this pathway crosses three prosperity zones; The Western Zone, the Northwest Zone & the Southwest Zone

View the career ladder for Nursing Careers 

View the career ladder for Healthcare Administration 

View the career ladder for Clinical Support

To view a detailed summary of this pathway click here. 

The High Country Nursing & Related Healthcare Pathway

Workforce Development Board

 

Workforce Development Boards:

High Country Workforce Development Board

Counties: Ashe, Alleghany, Avery, Mitchell, Watagua, Wilkes, Yancey

Community Colleges:

Wilkes Community College

Caldwell Community College

Mayland Community College

View the career ladder for Nursing 

View the career ladder for Administrative Support

View the career ladder for Clinical Support 

To view a detailed summary of this pathway please click here.

The Western Piedmont Advanced Manufacturing Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Board:

Western Piedmont Workforce Development Board

Counties: Caldwell, Alexander, Burke, Catawba

Community Colleges:

Caldwell Community College & Tech Institute

Catawba Community College

Western Piedmont Community College

View the career pathway map for the Western Piedmont Advanced Manufacturing Pathway 

To view a detailed summary of this pathway please click here. 

 

Western Piedmont Nursing & Allied Healthcare Pathway

Workforce Development Board
Workforce Development Board: 
Western Piedmont Workforce Development Board

Counties: Caldwell, Alexander, Burke, Catawba

Community Colleges:

Caldwell Community College & Tech Institute

Catawba Valley Community College

Western Piedmont Community College

To view a detailed summary of this pathway please click here.

High Country Manufacturing & Welding Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Board: 

High Country Workforce Development Board

Counties: Ashe, Alleghany, Avery, Mitchell, Watagua, Wilkes, Yancey

Community Colleges:

Wilkes Community College

Caldwell Community College

The Region C Advanced Manufacturing Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Region C Workforce Development Board

Counties: Cleveland, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford

Community Colleges: Isothermal Community College

Cleveland Community College

McDowell Community College

*Note this pathway crosses three prosperity zones; The Western Zone, the Northwest Zone & the Southwest Zone

To view a detailed summary of this pathways click here.

The Southwest Prosperity Zone Mechatronics Pathway

Workforce Development Board

 

Workforce Development Boards:

Centralina Workforce Development Board

Charlotte Works Workforce Development Board

Gaston County Workforce Development Board

Counties: Gaston, Lincoln, Iredell, Rowan, Cabarrus, Stanly, Union, Anson, Mecklenburg

Community Colleges: 

Central Piedmont Community College

Gaston College, Mitchell Community College

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

South Piedmont Community College

Stanly Community College

View the career pathways for the Southwest Prosperity Zone Mechatronics Pathway 

Southwest Prosperity Zone Mechatronics Degree Path Brochure 

To view a detailed summary of this pathway click here.

The Region C Nursing & Allied Health Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

Region C Workforce Development

Counties: Cleveland, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford

Community Colleges:

McDowell Technical Community College

Isothermal Community College

Cleveland Community

*Note this pathway crosses three prosperity zones; The Western Zone, the Northwest Zone & the Southwest Zone

View the career ladder for Nursing Careers 

View the career ladder for Healthcare Administration 

View the career ladder for Clinical Support

To view a detailed summary of this pathway click here. 

Southwest Collaborative's Healthcare & Nursing Pathway

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards:

CharlotteWorks

GastonWorks

Centralina Workforce Development Board

Counties: Gaston, Lincoln, Iredell, Rowan, Cabarrus, Stanly, Union, Anson, Mecklenburg

Community Colleges & Universities included on this pathway

View the career paths for this pathway

View the three Career ladders for this pathway

View the Brochure for this pathway

Career descriptions and salary information: 

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Homehealth Aide

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Nurse Anesthetist

Nurse Mid-wife

Nurse Practitioner

Registered Nurse (RN)

To view a detailed summary of this pathway click here.