C. Jamie Edwards
Jamie Edwards, MA, M.Ed, CPS, serves as the Director of the North Carolina Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Center (NCTTA). As a statewide agency, the North Carolina Training and Technical Assistance (NCTTA) Center provides workforce development, training, and technical assistance opportunities to substance abuse prevention stakeholders. The Center helps to establish a foundation of knowledge, specialized expertise, and skill-building developing effective substance abuse prevention practices. The NCTTA also supports service providers and professionals with the planning and achievement of their agency and workforce development goals.
Before his engagement with the NCTTA, Jamie served as Academic Dean at Wytheville Community College in Virginia within both the General Education/Social Sciences and Health and Occupational Divisions, while also being appointed Associate Professor of Human Services and Sociology. He has taught at the college level since 2000 in North Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky and is a current Adjunct Faculty Member at Lindsey Wilson College. Jamie has successfully been awarded over $2.5 million in grant funds over this time supporting educational and human services efforts. In the community, he has served as a program director, project coordinator, workforce development trainer, substance abuse counselor, and case manager.
Professional Credentials include the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), current Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist – Associate (NC LCAS-A), and current Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS).