NCWorks NextGen Program

Providing the best possible job opportunity

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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:




           Between the ages 16-24


           -  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


         -  Need assistance with finding a career path and future




The 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

Wake, Johnston

Centralina WDB

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

Charlotte Works


Cumberland County WDB




Durham County WDB


Eastern Carolina WDB

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

Gaston County WDB




High Country WDB

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

Kerr-Tarr WDB

Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance, Warren

Lumber River WDB

Bladen, Hoke, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland

Mountain Area WDB

Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Transylvania

Northeastern WDB

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

Piedmont Triad Regional WDB

Forsyth, Davie, Surry, Stokes, Rockingham, Yadkin, Caswell

Region C WDB

Cleveland, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford

Regional Partnership WDB

Alamance, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Randolph

Rivers East WDB

Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford, Martin, Pitt

Southwestern WDB

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

Triangle South WDB

Harnett, Lee, Chatham, Sampson

Turning Point WDB

Edgecombe, Nash, Halifax, Northampton, Wilson

Western Piedmont WDB

Burke, Caldwell, Alexander, Catawba