Greensboro College Launches Center for Innovation and Workforce Development Initiative to Meet Growing Workforce Demands in Piedmont Triad Region

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Greensboro, NC, April 20, 2022 – Today, Greensboro College announced its launch of their new Center for Innovation and Workforce Development at Greensboro College initiative to help prepare individuals to advance and succeed in their careers, while meeting the growing employer workforce demands in the Piedmont Triad area. The area, known for being one of the primary manufacturing and transportation hubs in the southeastern United States, is projected to grow 3.5% over the next five years and bring more than 50,000 jobs to the region over the next ten years.  As part of the initiative, non-credit online certification programs will initially be offered in two growth sectors and occupations in the region including healthcare and information technology.  In the coming months, other programs will be rolled-out in additional growth areas including manufacturing, professional/technical, and supply chain and logistics. 

“Greensboro College has been a part of the Piedmont Triad community for more than 180 years and is committed to the economic expansion happening today,” said Greensboro College President Lawrence D. Czarda, Ph.D.  “The Center for Innovation and Workforce Development was created to deliver critical workforce programs to meet the needs of companies and individuals, looking to fill the skills gap for in-demand jobs, advance employee skills and competencies and develop a high-performing talent pool.  This is an exciting time for our region, and we are proud to provide educational value to the people who live and work here.”

The new Center for Innovation and Workforce Development at Greensboro will offer the following industry non-credit certifications online: 

Healthcare: 

  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician Professional
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Sterile Processing Technician
  • EKG Technician
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Healthcare Administrative Professional
  • Physical Therapy Aide and Administration Specialist
  • Healthcare IT Technician

Information Technology:  

  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Software Development

“I am excited for Greensboro College’s new Center for Innovation and Workforce Development.  As we prepare our workforce to meet the changing needs of our area’s employers, this will be an important addition,” said Tim Rice, Healthcare Consultant and retired CEO of Cone Health.  “I applaud the College for being proactive and moving into this endeavor.  This has the potential for being another big step forward for our economy.”

About Greensboro College

Greensboro College, located in Greensboro, North Carolina, is a private institution founded in 1838 that provides undergraduates with a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church. It fosters the intellectual, social, and spiritual development of all students, while supporting their individual needs. For more information about the Center for Innovation and Workforce Development at Greensboro College, please go here.

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