Community & Economic Development

Workforce Development

Access to a talented workforce is the most critical element to economic success in the 21st century. The Community & Economic Development department, through a coordinated effort among industry, education, and local government promotes access to training that provides citizens with tangible and relevant skills and businesses with the talent they need.

What is the Forsyth Workforce Coalition?

The Department of Community & Economic Development, in conjunction with key partners throughout the community, have created the Forsyth Workforce Coalition to respond to current and future workforce needs of citizens and businesses in Forsyth County

  • Create a collaborative effort around workforce development
  • Analyze uniformed workforce metrics across agencies
  • Coordinate business outreach for a unified voice
  • Align goals to leverage funding as an entire community
  • Focus on industry specific needs that align workforce and economic growth
  • Ensure equity through incorporation of individuals with lived experiences
Image Description
Industry Collaboratives

Step 1. Coordinated engagement

Establish industry collaboratives with partners throughout Forsyth County structured via the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Talent Pipeline Management platform.

Step 2. Problem-solve concerns

Discuss difficulties facing the County surrounding in-demand, unfilled occupations.

Step 3. Repurpose employer engagement

Forsyth County staff and partner agencies gain better insight into jobs and training needed.

Step 4. Streamline education

Work together to create more efficient education and training pathways within the sector of focus.

Image description

Interested in Collaborating?

If you are a business and interested in the opportunity of starting an industry collaborative in your field we’d be happy to start this conversation.

Our Partners
Image Description

Kyle Haney

Community & Economic Development Director
Image Description

Andrea Sheetz

Workforce Development Analyst

Fair Housing Statment

Forsyth County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, familial status, physical handicap or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, services or activities.

Learn More

Community & Economic Development

  • 201 North Chestnut Street
    Fifth Floor
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Phone: 336 703 2684
  • Fax: 336 727 8580
  • Email: Contact Us