Triad Career Path Partners

The primary partners in Triad Career Path are:

The Piedmont Triad Partnership
The Piedmont Triad Partnership is the primary economic development marketing arm of North Carolina's Piedmont Triad Region. The Piedmont Triad region is made up of the twelve central North Carolina counties surrounding the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. The constituent counties are Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin.

The Piedmont Triad Partnership markets the Triad domestically and internationally to attract new business investment and new job creation in the region. The Partnership teams with the local economic development offices in the region and with the North Carolina Department of Commerce to provide economic, demographic, site, building and labor information to companies and consultants around the globe.

The PTP is also the lead organization for the U.S. Department of Labor-funded Workforce Innovations in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) initiative, which supports the goal of transforming regional economies through innovation and the integration of regional economic development and workforce development strategy for the Piedmont Triad. Within this framework, the PTP has indentified four industry clusters as key targets: Advanced
Manufacturing, Creative Enterprises and the Arts, Health Care and Logistics/Distribution.

TriadWorks is the collaborative initiative of six Workforce Development Boards in the North Carolina Triad region. The six WDBs, in conjunction with the WIRED project, have come together to promote regional economic development, building upon each individual WDB's strengths, and committed to building a workforce and support system for it that can meet the needs of any employer in the world.

What is workforce development?
It is building an education and training system that works with economic developers to ensure that new and current businesses can find local employees that can rapidly and effectively contribute to the success of a business. It is about developing a skilled workforce that is adaptable to changes in the future, and it is about individuals building successful careers and having a good quality of life.

PATH: Piedmont Alliance for Triad Healthcare
The Piedmont Alliance for Triad Healthcare (PATH) was formed through the award of a North Carolina Department of Commerce grant to develop solutions to the workforce shortage in the Health Care industry’s Allied Health professions in the 12 county regions defined as the Piedmont Triad Region. Counties served by PATH are: Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin.

Specifically, PATH’s goal is to increase the allied healthcare workforce within the Piedmont Triad Region of North Carolina. The major purposes of the Partnership are as follows: (1) to facilitate collaboration and partnerships with the local business community and community agencies, including the Workforce Development Boards, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, institutions of higher education and the K-12 school system and other organizations with interest in Allied Health; (2) to identify allied health care training needs and demands within the region; (3) to seek means of increasing the allied healthcare workforce within the region to meet workforce needs; (4) to support career ladder development for the allied health career workforce; (5) to foster exemplary, accountable allied health education and training programs within the region.

PATH serves in an advisory capacity to the employer and educational communities vested in allied healthcare workforce and the North Carolina Department of Commerce on allied healthcare issues affecting the Piedmont Triad Region. ·

Education and Training Partners

The following educational institutions partner with Triad Career Path.  As you explore the Career Lattice, you can see which of these fine institutions provide education and/or training for each career.

  • AHEC (Area Health Education Centers)
  • Alamance CC (Alamance Community College)
  • Bennett Co (Bennett College for Women)
  • Bennett Co/NCAT Dual Degree (Bennet College/North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Dual Degree Program in Engineering)
  • CDI (Center for Design Innovation)
  • Davidson CC (Davidson County Community College)
  • Elon U (Elon University)
  • Elon U Dual Degree (BS/BS) (Elon University and North Carolina State University/Georgia Tech/Virginia Tech/Columbia University/Notre Dame University/Washington University (at St. Louis)/University of South Carolina/North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Dual Degree Program in Engineering)
  • Forsyth CC (Forsyth Technical Community College)
  • Gatlin Education (Gatlin Education Services online career training courses)
  • Greensboro Co (Greensboro College)
  • GTCC (Guilford Technical Community College)
  • Guilford Co (Guilford College)
  • High Point U (High Point University)
  • High Point U/Vanderbilt/VT (High Point University/Vanderbilt University/Virginia Tech 3-2 cooperative program in Engineering (BS Engineering from VU or VT, and BA or BS from High Point U))
  • Montgomery CC (Montgomery Community College)
  • NCAT (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University)
  • NCAT/UNCG (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University / University of North Carolina-Greensboro Masters of Social Work joint degree program)
  • NCAT-CCMR (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University - Center for Composite Materials Research)
  • Piedmont CC (Piedmont Community College)
  • ProTrain (ProTrain)
  • Randolph CC (Randolph Community College)
  • Rockingham CC (Rockingham Community College)
  • Salem Co (Salem College )
  • Surry CC (Surry Community College)
  • UNCG (University of North Carolina - Greensboro)
  • UNCG-JSNN (University of North Carolina - Greensboro Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering)
  • UNCG-Weatherspoon (Weatherspoon Art Museum)
  • UNCSA (University of North Carolina - School of the Arts)
  • WFU (Wake Forest University)
  • WFU/Reynolda (Reynolda House Museum of American Art)
  • WFU/VT (Wake Forest University / Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) Biomedical Engineering and Sciences joint degree program)
  • WFU/VU (Wake Forest University/Vanderbilt University Joint Engineering Program)
  • WSSU (Winston-Salem State University)
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Salary Range: $60,000-$80,000
Education offered at: Davidson CC (Courses), Elon U (BSBA), Forsyth CC (AAS), NCAT (BS), Randolph CC (AAS), UNCG-JSNN (BS, Cert), WFU (BS), WSSU (BS, Cert*)
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