5th Annual TSWDB Awards Banquet


TSWDB Director Rosalind Cross (right) poses with NCWorks Career Center Sanford staff member Leon Jackosn. Leon received the 2016 Outstanding Workforce Center Staff Award at this year’s awards banquet.

The Triangle South Workforce Development Board (TSWDB) held its 5th Annual Awards Banquet on Wednesday, December 7th, at the Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) Harnett Health Sciences Center in Lillington, NC. Over 80 individuals were in attendance including TSWDB members and staff, Career Center personnel, DWS staff, local partners, and local area residents and their family who were being honored at the evening’s festivities. Elite Catering Services of Broadway, NC provided the holiday-themed meal, and TSWDB Director Rosalind Cross served as the event’s emcee.


Each year, the TSWDB is pleased to have the opportunity to recognize our local superstars. This year’s award winners included: Ms. Diana Sanchez Rangel of Chatham County, and Ms. Carrie Batchelor of Sampson County, who received our Outstanding Youth Awards; Mr. Derik Davis of Harnett County and Ms. Johna Barbour of Sampson County, who received our Outstanding Adult and Dislocated Worker Awards (respectively); the Smithfield plant in Clinton received our Outstanding Employer Award; Mr. Leon Jackson from the NCWorks Career Center of Sanford received our Outstanding Workforce Center staff award; Ken Chambers from Johnston County Industries and Keisha Nettles from Central Piedmont Community Action received our Outstanding Case Manager Awards; and Penny McDougald and Eugene Pearsall received awards for their outstanding Board Service to the Youth Committee and the Board of Directors (respectively).  We also had the opportunity to honor Harnett County Commissioner Mr. Jim Burgin for his years of service as the TSWDB Chief Elected Official.

TSWDB staff is thankful to have such a great local area “family” to celebrate with and honor each year for their hard work and dedication in meeting the needs of the local community. The participants, staff, board members, and employers that receive these awards are such hard workers and serve as tremendous examples of why the WIOA program is so important.

Here are some more pictures of the festivities:



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