About Us | Board of Directors | Community | Culture | History | Lum's Online | LRDA History | News | Services | Wall of Honor


LRDA Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

 The Workforce Investment Act program (WIOA) has served as a leader in providing employment and training opportunities for over 25 years. WIOA is funded by the Department of Labor. The purpose of Subtitle D, Section 166 (Indian and Native American Programs) is to support the employment and training activities for Indian, Alaska Native and Hawaiian individuals. Eligible veterans and their spouses will receive priority service. Components include Work Experience, Educational Training, Job Skill Training, Job Search, Job Readiness, Job Development, Job Placement and Career Planning.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be:

  • American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian
  • Unemployed, underemployed, or low-income
  • Reside in Robeson, Bladen, Hoke, or Scotland County


Work Experience:

This program is a short-term work assignment in the private or public sector. The program is designed to provide individuals the opportunity to gain permanent employment while developing new skills and good work habits. The Work Experience program helps promote the growth and stability of local government agencies and businesses. The staff works closely with area industries and employers to keep informed on job openings and placement opportunities.

 Classroom Training:

The Classroom Training program offers participants training in a specific skill so they will be employable at the end of the training period. This program activity is any training of the type normally conducted in an institutional setting. It includes vocational education, short and long term training designed to provide individuals with the technical skills to obtain certification and/or information required to perform a specific job or group of jobs. Participating institutions include:

  • Bladen Community College
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Richmond Community College
  • Robeson Community College
  • Sandhills Community College
  • Southeastern Community College


To apply for the WIOA Program please visit the LRDA office and complete an application. For further information please contact the WIOA office at one of the addresses:  

Click the link for a WIOA Career Pathway Interest Form

General Hours of Operation 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Robeson Robeson County


636 Prospect Road

Pembroke, NC 28372

(910) 521-9761 or Fax: (910) 668-1259

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm


Hoke County


22 West Elwood Ave.-- P.O. Box 485
Raeford, NC 28376

(910) 875-5742 or Fax: (910) 875-6897

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Charlotte Office

East Charlotte

5500 Executive Center Drive, Suite 216

Charlotte, NC 28212

(980) 949-7354 or Fax: (980) 949-7354


Roderick G. Locklear
Project Director

Crystal Strong
Administrative Assistant

Tosha Lynn Bullard
WIOA Career Counselor

Ben Jacobs
Business Service Respresentative

  Helen Scott   

        WIOA Career Counselor         

Kayla Jean Oxendine 
WIOA Field Case Worker
In Charlotte, NC


LRDA Administration

Child Services

Housing Services

WIOA Services

Online Community




Contact Us
PO Box 68 636 Prospect Road Pembroke, NC 28372