RALEIGH – Jeff Frederick, Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources Business Partnering at Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International, is a winner in the NCWorks Awards of Distinction for outstanding accomplishments and contributions related to workforce development.

Frederick received the Bill Ragland Private Sector Award for Outstanding Achievement in Workforce Development, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday.

From the announcement from the N.C. Department of Commerce:

“Frederick is the former chair of the Durham Workforce Development Board and of the Guilford County Workforce Development Board (GuilfordWorks).

“He has also served for more than six years on the executive committee of the North Carolina Association of Workforce Development Boards (NCAWDB), with two terms as the organization’s President.

“Under his active leadership, NCAWDB grew, developed a strategic plan and secured grant funding for board member training. Frederick is a champion of the workforce system on the federal level, as well, serving as a board member of the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB). Governor Cooper appointed Frederick to the NCWorks Commission (the state workforce development board), on which he has served as chair of the Employer Leadership Committee.

“A strong proponent of collaboration among businesses, economic development partners and the NCWorks system, he helped support the creation of the North Carolina Workforce Development Leadership Initiative at N.C. State University. Earlier this year, the program produced 30 graduates who earned the designation, Certified Workforce Developer.”

Read about other winners and details of the program online.