Triangle South Workforce Board


Board Overview

Have you or anyone you know ever considered becoming a board member? The application process is fairly simple, and the results are well worth your while, especially if you are interested in becoming a part of the Triangle South Workforce Development Board. Joining the TSWDB is a great way to build connections through networking and reach career goals through gaining experience as a community leader. Meetings are offered on a bi-monthly basis and each board member is invited to attend other events throughout the year including the Workforce Development Conference held annually in Greensboro, and the Board Retreat held each fall.

The current chair for the TSWDB is Russell Hieb, a dedicated individual who has served on workforce boards since 1996, as part of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), the program that served as the precursor to the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Mr. Hieb served as the Local Area Director for Region K in the mid 1980's, organizing the Private Industry Council under JTPA, and directed a Statewide On-the-Job Training project in the early 1970's. Mr. Hieb has a strong interest in assisting people with realizing their full potential by helping them obtain the skills necessary to find and keep jobs that provide an acceptable standard of living.

As the Chair, Russell Hieb is looking forward to continuing to improve the makeup of the board by encouraging community members that are passionate about giving back to their community to join the workforce board. Mr. Hieb believes that all applicants should have a vested interest and desire for community service to successfully serve on the board. As the new chair, Mr. Hieb strives to have meaningful meetings, encourage improved attendance, and seek members with a commitment to serve and contribute to the area workforce system. Mr. Hieb is a strong believer in giving back to the community.

The TSWDB are looking for dedicated individuals from Chatham, Harnett, Lee, and Sampson Counties to serve on the board from the following public and private sector entities including (but not limited to):

  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Organized Labor
  • Community Based Organizations
  • Apprenticeship Programs

All interested candidates should complete the board nomination form and mail it to:

  • Rosalind M. Cross
  • Director of Workforce Development and WIOA Programs
  • Central Carolina Community College
  • 1105 Kelly Drive
  • Sanford, NC 27330