Workforce Development Training Specialist I (GEAR UP Regional Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator – EAST)

Workforce Development Training Specialist I (GEAR UP Regional Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator – EAST)


North Carolina Community Colleges System Office
200 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-807-7100

Job Location

Piedmont-Triad, North Central, Northeast and Southeast Economic Development Zones; Counties in the Eastern Region


$48,051 - $55,000/GN13


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, October 16, 2020
Closes: Friday, October 30, 2020

Target Start Date

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Expected Work Hours

8am - 5pm M-F

Employment Type

Time-Limited/Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources, industrial education, instructional design or discipline related to the assigned workforce training area from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in designing, providing, and/or coordinating industry-specific training in higher education, business or the public sector; or Associate’s degree in any of those same disciplines from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of experience in designing, providing, and/or coordinating industry-specific training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description


This position is grant funded/time-limited awarded year to year up to 6 years if approved by the grantor. As an employee of the NC Community College System, the candidate will serve four economic development zones in North Carolina (Piedmont-Triad, North Central, Northeast, and Southeast; Eastern Region) to promote, develop and register youth apprenticeship and training programs with employers, other sponsors, Public Schools and Community Colleges. The Coordinator will work to develop industry-led youth apprenticeship consortia in their assigned region in all industry sectors.  The Coordinator will work as a team member to assist the sponsor and apprenticeship consultant in registering youth apprentices into these high skilled training programs.

The Regional Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator works with employers to create a recruitment and screening process for candidates applying for a pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship. The Coordinator will also work with school districts to conduct workshops and seminars across the region for employers, parents, students, educators, and school administrators about youth apprenticeship. Work is performed independently under the general supervision of the Youth Apprenticeship Manager.

The position should be hosted externally by a Community College within one of the following economic development zones: Piedmont-Triad, North Central, Northeast, Southeast; Eastern Region (i.e. Wake, Forsyth, Alamance, Lee, Halifax, Pitt, New Hanover and Craven) to name a few of the counties in the Eastern Region.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/AND ABILITIES: Candidate must have the ability to knowledgeably relate to a variety of stakeholder groups including business/industry representatives from trainers to top management in large companies, K-12 leadership and support positions, community college leaders, and community leaders.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and the internet required.  The candidate must have the ability to schedule and manage meetings in an on-line platform or face-to-face and must be able to perform public speaking. Must be able to prioritize and schedule daily activities in a timely manner. 

PREFERENCES: Familiarity with high school career and technical education programs and/or community college dual enrollment preferred.

How to Apply

The North Carolina Community College System Office uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions SUBJECT to the Office of State Human Resources Act (OSHR) with highly qualified individuals.

Individuals interested in applying for this position must complete the online process at, Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of the application. Work history and credentials must appear on the application to receive consideration during the selection process.

Job Post Contact

North Carolina Community College System
Human Resources | Caswell Building
5001 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699-5001
Phone: (919) 807-7177 | Fax: (919) 807-7222