A regional initiative with statewide outcomes.
Across our region, many employers are having trouble finding the talent they need to fill available jobs, and we all want to do our part to develop the strong, talented workforce we need. But to solve this problem, we need to understand it.
Our goal with The State of Our Workforce: Western NC is to identify solutions to close the skills gap and improve the workforce pipeline, which will ensure that companies in our area have the talent they need to succeed. With the data provided from this analysis, we can better align education systems, economic development initiatives, and business needs so our region can continue to grow and thrive.