SylvanSport Among Those Recognized By Workforce Development Board

The Mountain Area Workforce Development Board recognized outstanding employers, adult, youth and workforce staff at a recent 2021 Virtual Recognition Event.

WIOA Business & Collaborating Partners In the MAWDB Region:

•SylvanSport – MAWDB Outstanding Business Partner – Transylvania County

•Hunter Automotive Group—Outstanding Business Partner – Henderson County

•Astral Designs–MAWDB Business Accelerator Grant-Incumbent Worker Training – Buncombe County

•Deringer-Ney, Inc. – Outstanding Business Partner – Madison County


•Rivers Whittle—Goodwill Industries-OSY Program-Buncombe County

•Leah Parris—Goodwill Industries-OSY Program-Transylvania County

•Hannah Shipman – Henderson County Public Schools OSY Program

WIOA Participants Served Through NCWORKS AND MAWDB:

•Jacqueline Ballard–NCWorks Career Center-Madison County

•Laurie Sykes–MAWDB Regional Business Services/On-the-Job Training Program

•Valerie Ayala—NCWorks Career Center-Brevard

•Denise Roberts – Mountain Area Regional Business Services-DW Training

Deborah Holbrooks Outstanding Customer Service Award:

•Stacy Hill – HRD Employability Lab Instructor, Blue Ridge Community College, NCWorks CareerCenter Henderson County

Experienced Worker Initiative Recognition:

•Marc Czarnecki – Mountain Area Workforce Development Board and WNC Broadband

Mountain Area Workforce Development Board, a department of Land of Sky Regional Council, oversees a single, comprehensive strategic plan for the four-county area by meeting the workforce needs of local employers and job seekers. Its budget approaches $2.5 million annually Learn more at