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 830,000 strong with Greensboro-High Point serving as an employment center drawing in 143,000 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 67% of residents attending some college or higher degree achievement.

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Facts & Figures

67%

of the population has
attended college/university

27%

population
growth since 2000

100,000+

students
in the region

23,000

Degrees and certifications are awarded by the region’s colleges and universities

100%

Placement For Guilford Technical Community College graduates

30%

of college students stay in
the city of Greensboro
post-graduation

Top Schools Produce a Strong Workforce

Below, learn more about our local higher education institutions that prepare students for careers in diverse fields.

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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.

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GTCC Business & Industry Training

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Center for Creative Leadership

What’s New in Greensboro-High Point

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Sandy Dunbeck

Executive Vice President,
High Point Economic
Development Corporation

336-883-3116

DAVID RAMSEY

Executive Vice President
of Economic Development,

Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

336-387-8301