Becoming an Eligible Training Provider


  • 1 or more courses/classes that upon successful completion lead to:
    • A certificate, associate, or baccalaureate degree
    • A training regimen where individuals are gaining skills or competencies generally recognized by employers
    • Competency or skill recognized by employers
  • At least 70% entered employment upon completion of program
  • At least a 70% program completion rate after year one
  • Average hourly employment wage of all program participants which pay a wage equal to or greater than the City’s livable wage rate (pursuant to Section 18-23 of the City Code)
  • Maximum training cost (per person) is no more than $4,500
  • Maximum training duration is one year
  • Must complete an eligibility application and be approved as a training provider by the Durham Career Center
  • Must enter training provider information onto the NCWorks Online website (information can be entered prior to approval of an eligibility application by the Durham Career Center)
  • Training must help individuals develop an occupational skill leading to a career identified as a demand in the local area


Call 919-560-4965 to request an application. Mail completed, signed copy of the application to Attn: Adult Employment Program Coordinator at:
807 East Main Street
Suite. 5-100
Durham, NC 27701

Applicants may be contacted if clarification is needed regarding any aspect of an application.

Occupation Outlook

Applicants with training programs within occupations identified as in-demand with high growth potential for Durham County through labor market information provided by the Labor & Economic Analysis Division of the N.C. Department of Commerce will be considered a priority over programs with training's for occupations not identified as in-demand with high growth potential for Durham County.

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Program - Auxiliary Aids and Services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.