CPRC News & Updates

October 3, 2023

Welcome to the NEW Central Pines Regional Council newsletter! We hope you will like this new layout! The Pine Needler will be sent out twice a month and will be full of upcoming events and regional news, all for your information.

October is Residents Rights Month

Across the state, residents of nursing homes and adult care home facilities, along with family members, Long-Term Care Ombudsmen, volunteers, facility staff, and others will honor the individual rights of long-term care residents by celebrating Residents Rights Month in October.

This year's theme - Amplify Our Voices - emphasizes a community of long-term care residents coming together to make their voices heard. For residents, amplifying your voice means being outspoken about your preferences and choices and sharing who you are and your experiences.

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Central Pines Recipient of 2 NADO Awards

Central Pines Regional Council is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the recipient of two Aliceann Wohlbruck NADO Impact Awards! The annual Impact Awards program recognizes NADO members for their innovative approaches to advancing regional economic development and improving quality of life. These awards highlight the significant impact made by Central Pines on the region it serves and demonstrate the diverse range of services and programs provided by regional development organizations across the country.

The two projects that were selected as recipients were Solarize the Triangle and the Equity & Inclusion Pilot Transportation Demand Management Project. Read more to find out why each project was selected!

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Become an Ambassador for Life Sciences Manufacturing Careers

If you're interested in being an Ambassador for life sciences manufacturing careers, join the Accelerate NC community! You can connect with community members, training partners, and life sciences manufacturing companies all in one place. Training opportunities all around the state are being held for anyone who wants to be an Ambassador. We want to help connect historically underserved communities in North Carolina with well-paying jobs.

Upcoming training opportunities will be held Friday, October 6 at Alamance Community College, Monday, October 23 at UNC Pembroke, and Monday, November 6 at Biogen RTP. Click the button below to sign up for future trainings!

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What's Inside

  • Residents Rights Month
  • CPRC Wins 2 NADO Awards
  • Accelerate NC Training
  • Younger Workers in the Public Sector
  • Work Local
  • Upcoming Events

Popular Links & Resources

DEI Focus: Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15-October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month, which is a time to honor the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.

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Younger Workers in the Public Sector

Recruitment can be a challenge for our local governments and we are working to understand how to attract and retain younger workers. This new report provides insights on younger workers in the public sector and how or why they decide to stay in their careers/jobs. CPRC has been working with our local governments to conduct projects and provide information on recruitment and retention. This is a new source of data on what is driving the youngest members of our organizations.

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Work Local

CPRC Openings

Career Opportunities in the Region

There are so many amazing career opportunities to serve your community and work for local government in the Central Pines Region. Check out the most recent job postings here!

More Job & Career Opportunities
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Learning Opportunities & Events




Accelerate NC: Life Science Manufacturing Ambassador Training

Friday, October 6

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Alamance Community College

For more information and to register, click HERE

Managing Difficult Conversations with Constituent

Thursday, October 12

1:00 - 4:00 pm

@ CPRC Office

Course Cost: $25

For more information and to register, click HERE

Financial Wellness 101: Estate Planning

Thursday, October 19

12:00 - 1:30 pm

@ CPRC Office

For more information and to register, click HERE

Accelerate NC: Life Science Manufacturing Ambassador Training

Monday, October 23

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

UNC Pembroke Biotechnology Center

For more information and to register, click HERE

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