Gaston YouthWorks, Gearing Up For Life
Now accepting applications for Youth Ages 16-21!
The Gaston YouthWorks Program is now accepting applications for Youth ages 16-21. If you are in-school or out-of-school we would be happy to help.  Must meet income and other requirements.  Please contact one of the following enrollment specialists to apply or for more information:
Youth Center - 704-830-1420
Jennifer Etters - 704-830-1426
Kimber Caldwell - 704-830-1422
Tanya Osbia - 704-830-1421 
Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP) 2/26/2015
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Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP)
The Gaston County Workforce Development Board is requesting proposals for the provision of direct services to eligible Adult, Dislocated Workers and Youth through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program during July 2015 through June 2016. Proposals must be in compliance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIAO) which can be found at in addition to any applicable program changes relating to WIOA (formerly known as WIA) for fiscal year 2015-2016.
Proposals for the program services will be accepted from public, private for-profit, private non-profit agencies, labor groups and governmental entities, which have the ability to receive, disburse, and account for funds in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices; are licensed or otherwise authorized to do business in the State of North Carolina; demonstrate the ability to provide the program services as specified in the RFP; are not debarred or suspended for participation in state or county contracts, fidelity bonded; and demonstrate the ability to comply with WIOA requirements.
A mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference will be held Thursday February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am at the Department of Health and Human Services, 4th floor Director’s Conference Room, Room 4083, 330 N. Marietta St, Gastonia, NC. RSVP to Merissa Mitchell at (704) 862-7935 or no later than 5:00 pm Tuesday, February 24, 2015. RFP packages (one RFP for Adult & Dislocated Workers and one RFP for Youth) will be distributed at the mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference on February 26, 2015.
Proposals must be submitted in accordance with specifications and requirements contained in the RFP package. Sealed proposals are due on Thursday April 02, 2015 at 12 Noon. Submit proposals to Attn: Angela C. Karchmer, WIOA Director, mailing address: 330 N. Marietta St, Gastonia, NC 28052, physical address: 330 N Marietta St, Gastonia, NC 28052. Proposals not meeting the requirements of the RFP package will not be considered. Proposals shall be valid for 90 days and shall be evaluated based on the criteria outlined in the RFP. The County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. Final project funding will be contingent upon Gaston County WIOA funding for fiscal year 2015-2016 and Gaston County Board of Commissioners approval of the WIOA 2015-2016 fiscal budget.
1st Quarter Incentive Trip of 2015 4/9/2015
For our students who are attending school regularly and are participating in the workshops and volunteer events  that they are invited to, they will be able to enjoy a day of fun while also building teamwork skills that can following them into any position in the workforce. 
Gaston Workforce Development Programs