Community Workforce Solutions Awarded Workforce Development Grant

Agency to Pursue ISO Certification.

Raleigh, NC, July 31, 2009 --( Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. ( announced today that they have been awarded an Incumbent Workforce Development Grant from the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Development. The $22,150 grant will be overseen by the Capital Area Workforce Development Board.

The grant will allow the agency to acquire ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485 Quality Management Systems training and become eligible to become an ISO-certified agency, expanding opportunities to partner with manufacturers which require ISO certification. ISO 13485 registration will allow the organization to provide production and outsourcing services to the medical device industry, including kitting, packaging, assembly, mail, distribution and other fulfillment services.

Community Workforce Solutions will collaborate with Forward Motion Associates to provide fourteen full days of training over the course of six to eight months. Upon completion of this training, the agency will be prepared to meet ISO eligibility requirements and complete the registration process.

“We are extremely grateful and excited to receive this grant, which will open new opportunities for our agency to pursue work from life science and medical device industries,” said Roger McGee, Community Workforce Solutions’ Executive Director. “This partnership will allow us to further our commitment to local industries and support the community at large by offering a diverse range of job skills training and evaluation methods for individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment.”

About Community Workforce Solutions, Inc.
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people, the success of business, and the quality of community life by matching the right person to the right job. Through job training and placement services, persons with disabilities and other barriers to employment are placed in productive positions and encouraged to meet their own vocational goals. For more information visit

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