GuilfordWorks is a public-private organization that helps residents gain access to programs and services, enabling them to find work and learn skills that lead to career progression and gainful employment through one of our local NCWorks Career Centers. We also assist local businesses with all phases of the workforce — helping them locate, screen, select, or train workers.
We provide these valuable tools, services, and support — at little or no cost — to employers and job seekers.
As a non-profit organization, GuilfordWorks is governed by a Board of Directors, and supported by local elected and public officials. Members of the Board are responsible for developing policy and overseeing local workforce development and business service initiatives, in partnership with key community stakeholders.
Basic Career Services
Guilford County's NCWorks Career Centers help job seekers access local career opportunities. Each year, we serve 9,000 to 11,000 individuals in our Greensboro and High Point facilities. Individuals eligible to work are qualified to access our services.
Participants can visit our career centers to find out about high-demand jobs in Guilford county, meet employers through hiring events, and learn how to succeed in the job market.
Our NCWorks Career Centers provide job seekers with a variety of services, including job leads, career assessments, career development/counseling, occupational skills training, and resume assistance. We also offer workshops that teach soft skills, hiring tips, and resume-building to interested participants.
Our Career Centers offer specialized services to veterans, justice-served individuals, young adults, and job seekers aged 55+. We also house several partner agencies, including Job Corps, Welfare Reform Liaison Project (WRLP), the Re-entry Council, National Caucus and Black Aging (NCBA), and Veteran Services.
Our goal is that every participant we serve leaves our career centers with better employment opportunities than before they arrived. NCWorks' systems only track when a participant finishes working with our centers, but state database records show that 70% of our participants are working 180 days after completing our programs, and they are earning
Find local and statewide job opportunities, training programs, and information about regional labor needs for jobs that interest you by creating an account at ncworks.gov.
Individualized Career Services
Eligible Participants can enroll in individualized career services to work with case managers on career planning, overcoming employment barriers, developing hard and soft skills, and engaging in occupational skills training and work-based learning opportunities.
A career counselor's primary objective — when providing individualized career services — is to help an individual foster a career plan to achieve their goals. Case managers support these goals through training opportunities, work-based learning, and supportive services. They also provide career counseling and guidance when a participant feels stuck in their current career path or is unsure of the next step.
For us, a successful outcome is a job seeker leaving the program with a new job and self-sufficient income. Our intensive case management programs track job outcomes at program completion to ensure that individuals have reached their career goals.
Click on the chart to see what industries most individuals worked in by program exit.
Individuals receiving individualized career services might choose to enter career training to advance in a career pathway or change career paths entirely.
In Guilford County, our four high-demand job industries are Aviation, Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Transportation. Most of our training participants are seeking jobs as CDL truck drivers, nurses, healthcare administrators, or in specialized manufacturing roles.
As the graph shows, the majority of training services occur through the Greensboro office. In 2019, the numbers increased due to the Finish Line Grant — a partnership program with Guilford Technical Community College — that provides students emergency assistance to help them complete their degree and training programs.
Case managers provide assistance to training program participants with meeting programs’ prerequisite requirements, providing funding support, and by connecting participants to job opportunities once they have completed the program.
As the number of participants engaging in training opportunities has increased, so has the number of participants completing our programs with training-related jobs.
Participants have had the most success entering into the Transportation and Healthcare industries after completing their programs. These industries also currently have the highest job growth.
Click on the chart to see which industries our training participants are entering.