NCWorks NextGen Program

Providing the best possible job opportunity

NC Works Logo NextGen Logo

NCWorks NextGen Programs provide the best possible opportunity to find a job and keep it for eligible youth between the ages of 16 - 24! Working with your local NextGen Program, staff members can help you learn to set and accomplish goals, understand how to be a responsible employee and start down a solid career path with a promising future.


Eligibility for services is determined by the local program for your area, but requirements include:


  1. Between the ages 16-24
  2. Need assistance with finding a career path and future
  3. Have at least one barrier to employment, including:


    • Dropped out of High School
    • Low Income
    • Criminal Background
    • Pregnant or Parenting
    • Basic Skills Deficient
    • Homeless
    • Disability
    • Foster Care
    • English Language Learner


To find the NCWorks NextGen program for your area, find your county and find contact information on the appropriate website below:




Counties Served

Cape Fear WDB

Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender

Capital Area WDB

Chatham, Orange, Lee, Johnston, Lee, Wake

Centralina WDB

Anson, Cabarrus, Iredell, Lincoln, Rowan, Stanly, Union

Charlotte Works


Durham County WDB


Eastern Carolina WDB

Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Wayne

Foothills WDB

Cleveland, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford

Gaston County WDB




High Country WDB

Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

Kerr-Tar WDB

Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance, Warren

Lumber River WDB

Bladen, Hoke, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland

Mid-Carolina WDB

Cumberland, Harnett, Montgomery, Moore, Sampson

Mountain Area WDB

Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Transylvania

Northeastern WDB

Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington

Piedmont Triad Regional WDB

Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Randolph, Rockingham, Surry, Stokes, Yadkin

Rivers East WDB

Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford, Martin, Pitt

Southwestern WDB

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

Turning Point WDB

Edgecombe, Nash, Halifax, Northampton, Wilson

Western Piedmont WDB

Burke, Caldwell, Alexander, Catawba