Greensboro-High Point Workforce
Home to eight colleges and universities in Guilford County alone, Greensboro-High Point is a talent and workforce hub.
A Future-Forward Workforce
Companies in Greensboro-High Point looking to hire new employees have no need to source outside talent – a young, skilled workforce is already available at your fingertips, thanks to our strong network of colleges and universities. The workforce in Greensboro-High Point is bolstered by eighteen higher education institutions throughout the region. North Carolina A&T State University, the largest HBCU, awards more undergraduate engineering degrees to African American students than any other school in the nation. Guilford Technical Community College offers technical programs in manufacturing and engineering, with many graduates advancing to work for local companies. Workforce development programs in Greensboro-High Point like the Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAP) provide apprentices with both a competitive hourly wage and a free community college degree upon conclusion of the program. High school career academies and magnet schools in the Guilford County Schools network provide hands-on, specialized instruction in areas such as supply chain, aviation, IT, and manufacturing careers.
Traditional careers in education, business and law begin here, along with those in disciplines of the future like nanoscience, nanoengineering, biotechnology and global logistics. We’re not just creating talent—we’re keeping it: around 30% of Greensboro’s recent graduates remain in the city (2013-2018 data).
The regional workforce is more than 800,000 strong with Greensboro-High Point serving as an employment center drawing in 145,000 commuting workers. Average commute time is 23 minutes, although with uncongested roads, it is not uncommon to see commuters traveling from further away for jobs. Greensboro-High Point’s population is educated with 66% of residents attending some college or higher degree achievement.
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Top Schools Produce a Strong Workforce
Below, learn more about our local higher education institutions that prepare students for careers in diverse fields.
Corporate Training Resources
No matter how young or how experienced your employees are, it’s always a good idea to continue developing their skills with training resources and programs.
GTCC Business & Industry Training
Center for Creative Leadership
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