Walter Dorsey, retired Director of the Region Q Workforce Development Board, worked in the Employment and Training/Workforce Development field in Northeastern NC for over thirty-eight years. His positions included Employment Interviewer, Rural Manpower Representative, Branch Office Manager, Labor Market Analyst, Manpower Programs Regional Representative, JTPA Programs Operation Manager, and seventeen years as the WDB Director.
Mr. Dorsey served five years as President of the NC Workforce Development Board Directors Council and also served as the southeastern states representative (NC, SC, GA, FL, TN, KY, AL) on the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) Board of Directors.
During his tenure as the Region Q WDB Director, Mr. Dorsey presented workshops on workforce development issues and innovative program designs at the national, regional, state, and local levels.
Prior to and continuing after retirement, he has served five years as Chairman of the Northeast NC Career Pathways Partnership.
Walter’s specialties include WIB structure and effectiveness, WIOA, program design, program implementation, attainment of performance standards, and information and analysis.