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Community Workforce Solutions

Community Workforce Solutions (CWS), originally established in 1964 as the Wake County Sheltered Workshop and Vocational Center, has a long history of providing vocational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Over the years, it has evolved and expanded its services, first rebranding as the Raleigh Vocational Center and later adopting its current name to reflect a broader mission. Today CWS is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities across Wake County and throughout North Carolina.

CWS maintains strong collaborative relationships with various businesses and organizations within the community, including public schools statewide. It also works closely with state agencies through the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services division of Employment and Independence for People with Disabilities to maximize the support and opportunities available to the individuals they serve. Through its comprehensive services and community partnerships, Community Workforce Solutions continues to play a crucial role in empowering individuals with disabilities, fostering their independence, and enhancing their overall quality of life.

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