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Helping North Carolinians get the jobs they want and the salaries they need.


NC Workforce Credentials is a partnership of the NC Office of the Governor, NC Community College System, NC Department of Public Instruction, NC Department of Commerce, NC Association of Workforce Development Boards, and myFutureNC to identify high-demand competencies and the valued non-degree credentials that put learners on a pathway to sustaining wage jobs.

In support of the state’s postsecondary educational attainment goal of ensuring that by 2030, two million North Carolinians between the ages of 25-44 have a high-quality credential or postsecondary degree, the collaboration has developed policies and procedures that support access to skills training aligned with the identified credentials. 


We’re here to serve as your community partner. 

As our economy grows, the vast majority of new jobs require more than a high school diploma. Finding qualified talent – especially the skilled technicians and technologists who are trained on the equipment specific to your industry and sector is what attracted you to do business in North Carolina.

NC Workforce Credentials can help streamline the hiring process, creating a greater pipeline of ready talent. 

The NC Workforce Credentials Advisory Council comprises 21 members representing employers, state agencies, and educators from across the state. This Council identifies and elevates priority non-degree credentials that are:

High Value

📍 Demand
📍 Wages

Types of Credentials

📍 Industry developed
📍 State licenses
📍 Workforce defined
📍 Apprenticeships


Credential Role:

📍 Essential Credentials put learners on a pathway to a sustainable wage career, such as a vet tech, nurse aide I, pharmacy technician, or construction labor.

📍 Career Credentials support sustainable wage careers such as a commercial driver’s license, law enforcement, line worker, or HVAC Technician.



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