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Workforce Development

Mac Sims (center), President of East Greensboro Now, discusses how Guilford County must be able to adapt to the continued growth and economic desirability of the region.

Mar 28, 2024

Clean Energy, AI and Growth: Guilford County Workforce Leaders Hold Action Meeting on Jobs of the Future

Guilford County's continued growth and workforce opportunities was the central theme at the “Jobs of the Future: Guilford County Workforce Action Meeting” that took place on March 20 in High Point. 

Mar 12, 2024

Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAP) Is Building A Talent Pipeline For Years to Come

Since 2016, the Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAP) program has provided approximately 100 Guilford County high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to “earn and learn” by gaining paid work experience while receiving their associates degree on full scholarship.  

Nov 30, 2023

What Does the NC State Budget Mean for Workforce Development?

IEI Communications Intern Adam Sichel provides a high-level overview of the North Carolina State Budget items that relate to workforce development. This is the first post in the Emerging Voices blog series. 

A wide angle shot of a large room filled with tables where people are sitting.

Nov 30, 2023

Western NC Community Cohort Team Holds Symposium to Address Regional Education and Workforce Goals

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, representatives from more than 85 organizations and institutions based in Western North Carolina attended the A3 Education and Workforce Symposium at UNC Asheville. The event was organized by the Talent First Economics Community Cohort Western Mountain Region team, a group of certified workforce development leaders helping increase employment opportunities for underrepresented workers in the region. 

A man speaks into a microphone at the front of a room. In the background, several people sit at a table listening.

Sep 25, 2023

Community Cohort Team Discusses Engaging with Underutilized Workers in Eastern NC

Members of the Eastern Carolina Region community team engaged in dialogue with businesses, community leaders, and individual job-seekers, at a regional action planning meeting in Snow Hill on September 13. 

May 31, 2023

Director’s Log | May 2023

By the time this runs in the May 2023 IEI Digest, Memorial Day weekend will have already come and gone. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend while… 

Mar 29, 2023

Director’s Log | March 2023

Shaping public policy by listening to the community Multiple philosophers have been credited with the quote, “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as… 

The participants of the Workforce Development Leadership Initiative

Mar 23, 2023

North Carolina Workforce Development Leadership Initiative Celebrates Successful Completion

Five regional teams from across the state have successfully completed the North Carolina Workforce Development Leadership Initiative, an intensive, six-month professional training program that ran from October 2022 through March 2023. 

Feb 28, 2023

Director’s Log | February 2023

On Monday, Feb. 13, only a few hours after the end of the “big game,” IEI’s own dedicated team opened the doors of the NC State University McKimmon Center and officially… 

Oct 26, 2022

Interim Director’s Log | October 2022

An Ode to Superheroes Governor Roy Cooper declared October 2022 as Workforce Development Professionals Month. In his proclamation he addresses the economic imperative of a strong workforce, mentioned the myFutureNC…