Colleges and Programs

NC Careers, Reality Check – Are you unsure of the program you are thinking of pursuing in college and whether or not it will sustain your lifestyle afterward? Well, it may be in your best interest to participate in this North Carolina Department of Commerce Reality Check tutorial. A fun, online tool designed to estimate the income necessary to support your desired lifestyle. Explore the jobs in the state that may be able to meet those financial needs.

NC Job Ready, Skills and Education Attainment – The state of North Carolina has developed certified career pathways to assist individuals in getting the education and training needed to work in high-demand, high-wage careers.

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) - You will need to set up for a login and password to establish an account on this website but it will be well worth the effort once you see all of the incredible tools, resource, guides and services available as you progress through your college planning process. Lots of integrity in all that is offered from planning, applying and paying for your higher education experience.

EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.

NC Works, Youth Services – On this webpage of the NC Works website you will find links to information of interest relative to continuing education beyond high school.

College Scholarships, North Carolina – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will help you find financial aid and scholarship information.

North Carolina College Grants Database – If you are a returning to college student, many options available for funding your higher education are provided on this website. Grants and scholarships are listed for you to research and consider.

Most Affordable Colleges in North Carolina – If you are concerned about transfer credit to a North Carolina institute of higher learning, or if you need guidance on locating a college that is affordable to you, or maybe you are just perusing the grant and scholarship options for the state…..this site is a great resource.

Teacher Certification Degrees, North Carolina – If it’s your desire to become a teacher in the state of North Carolina, there are many paths to certification. The various certification processes are outlined for you on this website.

Healthcare Pathways, North Carolina – WOW! This is a wonderful website for information on the healthcare industry in North Carolina relative to schools (long list here with offerings at each), education requirements for specific healthcare jobs, career and employer information. Definitely worth a look if you want to work in the healthcare industry or if you are currently in a career but want to maximize your potential or expand your expertise and skillset.


Job Seekers and Career

NC Works, Jobs – This is a one-stop online resource for job seekers in North Carolina. You can apply for jobs, build your resume, access training opportunities and analyze how your skillset aligns with the skills required by prospective employment opportunities.

North Carolina Biotechnology Jobs Board – This job board connects the local workforce with North Carolina-based jobs and internships in the industry sector of life sciences. The job board lists open positions in R&D, regulatory, business development and more.

North Carolina Department of Commerce, Jobs and Training – The Dept. of Commerce assists job seekers in finding employment and companies in attaining the qualified workers they need.

North Carolina Government Jobs – Here’s a handy listing of government job openings by county, city, tribal sites, public utilities and other categories.

NC Association of County Commissioners, Jobs – Search through your municipality’s employment opportunities on this webpage. You can also subscribe to job posting notifications for latest career opening alerts.

North Carolina School Jobs – This is a handy job board if you are seeking a teaching job in K-12. Make a map selection or filter results by location to bring up current teaching opportunities available across the state.

iHireConstruction, North Carolina – Very simply, you want a job in construction in the state of North Carolina? Look no further than this search tool.

North Carolina Estimates (State Occupational Employment and Wage Information) – Estimates on employment and wages for the state of North Carolina by job category are available on this webpage of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics site. A great resource to review, perhaps, before you make that commitment to embarking on your career or even before a career educational program is undertaken.

North Carolina State, Jobs – View the long list of open positions currently in the state and/or set up an alert to be notified when a job matching your specifications comes open.


Leadership and Development

North Carolina Biotechnology Center – This Center is a life science economic development organization that helps to bring ideas to market and grow the state’s collection of life science companies to meet industry needs. Funding, networking, incubators, and more resources are offered.

North Carolina Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.

North Carolina Technology in Education Society – This organization’s aim is to provide leadership in educational communications and technology by networking common interest groups in the use of educational technology and its role in the learning process.

North Carolina Art Therapy Association – Q. What is art therapy? A. Art therapy is actually a mental health profession in which clients, with support of an art therapist, use media, the creative process, and resulting artwork to explore and understand feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness and even manage behaviors and additions. The NCATA’s purpose is to support art therapists and advocate for the professional field of art therapy in North Carolina.

North Carolina Health Organizations – If a convenient, long list of organizations and affiliations in the healthcare industry across North Carolina is what you need, look here!

North Carolina Technology Student Association – The mission of this organization is to inspire student members to prepare for careers in a technology-driven economy and culture. The teacher members strive to promote technological literacy, leadership and problem solving to their student members.

North Carolina Bluegrass Association – The aim of this group is to support and promote the state’s bluegrass heritage by featuring bluegrass bands and events across the Carolinas.

North Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders – Membership in this group will provide you with venues for professional development and advocacy, facilities research and health care policy.


Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

North Carolina Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.

How to Start a Business in North Carolina – WOW! This site is a super resource for instructions and guidance on your business venture startup.

North Carolina Business Registration – Are you “just” selling to friends or “just” selling over the internet? Have you wondered, “Am I in business?” If you’ve asked these questions, you probably are. Here is a simple and straightforward process to register your business in North Carolina.

Starting Your Business in North Carolina – If you are a ‘step-by-step’ person, then this website on how to start your North Carolina business in 7 steps will be a great resource for you. Behind each step is further information and guidance that is clear and concise without being overwhelming.

BusinessNameUSA – When this site says ‘One Stop Business Registration’ they mean it!! No matter what state, what type of business you are starting up or adding on to, licenses, permits, tax ID’s needed, you will be walked step-by-step through the process AND get a fee schedule so you know your due diligence start-up costs – at least from an administrative standpoint.

North Carolina Small Business Grants – State funding agencies, categories and the application itself can be found here.



North Carolina Works, Veterans – Employment, job fairs, education, training and featured tips for our nation’s heroes can be found on this web subsite of North Carolina Office of State Human Resources.

NC Serves – This organization represents a coordinated network of public, private and nonprofit groups serving veterans their families in the state of North Carolina. A portal is available which utilizes a technology platform to formalize communication for efficiently guiding veterans, service members and their families to the best suited service.

North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs – Many of the services needed by our country’s well-deserved veterans can be found here. Compensation claims, counsel on employment, educational programs, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, and other related activities and resources for veterans are available.

North Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs – On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.

The American Legion – North Carolina – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistant, and more.