Educated and Eager for the Future
Our robust talent pipeline is fueled by six colleges and universities in Winston-Salem, in addition to more than 30 higher education institutions across the region. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University and University of North Carolina School of the Arts offer a range of programs from liberal arts to STEM fields. Forsyth Tech, including its Aviation Center, offers associate degrees and certificates that qualify students for a broad range of industries.
Not only are students thriving here, but the workforce is also growing at a faster rate than most of North Carolina. With a 120,000+ strong regional labor pool in Winston-Salem alone, companies have access to top talent both within the city and the greater Triad region. 42.83% of the population in Winston-Salem have an Associate’s degree or higher, while 88.19% have a high school degree or higher.
42.83% of the population in Winston-Salem has an Associate’s degree or higher. Find more data about Winston-Salem’s educated workforce here.
#5 Highest Graduation Rate in North Carolina
(Wake Forest University) | CollegeSimply 2020
#2 Best Small College in North Carolina
(University of North Carolina School of the Arts) | Niche 2021
#2 Best College in North Carolina
(Wake Forest University) | U.S. News & World Report 2020
#1 Public HBCU in the U.S.
(Winston-Salem State University) | Money 2020
#5 Leading Workforce Development Programs
(North Carolina) | Area Development 2019
#2 Competitive Labor Environment
(North Carolina) | Area Development 2020
Tools & Resources
Local workforce and education initiatives are designed to promote student achievement, and create career awareness.
Talent development programs in Winston-Salem offer a broad range of opportunities for young professionals.
We’re here to help companies connect with the bright students they’re looking to hire – and it all starts at the internship level.
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