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Download the Business Advisory Council brochure.

Please join the Business Advisory Council LinkedIn group.

Business Advisory Council (BAC) members provide advice and counsel to Goodwill staff, serve as role models for program participants, educate the business world and community about Goodwill's mission and services and establish and maintain a network for the successful employment of program graduates. Our BAC network enables Goodwill to track labor market trends and continually develop programs to effectively address the needs of the business community.

There are currently seven councils with over 250 members. For more information or to participate on one of these councils, please contact Tempy Albright at or (336) 724-3621 ext.1328.

The Forsyth County BAC serves as the advisory board for the office technology training programs as well as provides valuable labor market information for service industries including housekeeping and floor care, skilled trades (e.g. electrical, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry) and food service. Members are instrumental in providing educational presentations and facility tours that aid students with their vocational career choices.

The Health Services BAC assists with curriculum design for the Personal Care Attendant, Certified Nursing Assistant Levels 1 & 2, Phlebotomy and Pharmacy Technician Assistant Training Programs. Members also support Goodwill students through job fairs and business panels.

The Asheville BAC provides an opportunity for professional interaction between Goodwill staff, individuals served, and local business leaders.

The Catawba County BAC provides leadership and guidance for the Catawba County Workforce Development Center which offers job placement services, skills training classes and services for persons with disabilities.

The Davidson County BAC provides an opportunity for professional interaction between Goodwill staff, individuals served, and local business leaders. This council provides leadership and guidance for the Davidson County Career Connections Center which offers work experience and job placement services through a contract with the Department of Social Services.

The Iredell County BAC provides a vehicle for business leaders to provide insight to Goodwill staff at the Iredell County Workforce Development Center regarding labor trends and training needs in the local community.

The Rowan County BAC supports the Career Connections Center in Salisbury which offers free, personalized career services to assist job seekers and is a partner in the North Carolina JobLink Career Center system.