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The Lumber River Workforce Development Board manages the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program.


WIOA Program

The WIOA Youth Program enables youth (aged 14-24) to expand their opportunities in the workforce by providing activities that will increase their educational level and enhance their job skills and abilities. Counties Served: Bladen, Hoke, Richmond, Robeson and Scotland.

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Services include, but are not limited to:


  • tutoring, study-skills training and dropout-prevention strategies


  • alternative secondary school offerings


  • work experiences including summer employment, pre-apprenticeship,  internships, on-the-job training and job-shadowing


  • occupational-skills training


  • education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster

  • leadership-development opportunities


  • supportive services


  • adult mentoring


  • follow-up services


  • financial-literacy education


  • entrepreneurial-skills training


  • labor market and employment information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations available in the local area such as career-awareness, career-counseling and career-exploration services


  • activities that help youth prepare for and transition to post-secondary education and training; and


  • comprehensive guidance and counseling 


While offering an in-depth group of services for youth, the goal is to help the youth succeed both in school and in the workplace by better preparing them for the future.

Contact the WIOA Youth
Program in Your County

  • Bladen County: Bladen Community College located at the NCWorks Career Center - (910) 862-3255

  • Hoke County: Two Hawk Workforce Services located at the NCWorks Career Center - (910) 683-3060

  • Richmond County: Partners in Ministry - (910) 277-3355

  • Robeson County: Two Hawk Workforce Services located at the NCWorks Career Center - (910) 887-6950  

  • Scotland County: Scotland County Schools - (910) 276-7370 (In-School Youth)

  • Scotland County: Partners in Ministry - (910) 277-3355 (Out of School Youth)

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