Senior Spotlight: Two High Point Central Grads Find Meaning in GAP
July 29, 2017 — Phillip Fuller hoped baseball would get him to college. That was it. As for Jesse Puente, he had no idea. Like many students in Guilford County, Jesse and Phillip thought their only path to a better, more productive life traveled through a four-year college or university — and the potential of going into five-figure debt. That changed when they heard about Guilford Apprenticeship Partners, better known as GAP. Read more of Phillip and Jesse’s story from the News & Record.
Regional Apprenticeship Development
July 20, 2017 — Leaders from Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAP), Alamance County’s Career Accelerator Program (CAP), and Apprenticeship Randolph, worked with Rockingham County’s industries and community partners to begin their own youth apprenticeship program starting this fall.
Triad group touts workforce development at national conference
July 14, 2017 — A group of Triad business leaders attended the 2017 National Fund for Workforce Solutions Leadership conference June 15-16 in Philadelphia as part of an effort to tout the region’s local apprenticeship programs and get more involved in workforce issues on a federal level. Triad business leaders attended the event to represent Greensboro, which is one of 35 designated National Fund for Workforce Solutions sites across the country. Read more from the Triad Business Journal here.
Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Kick-Off
June 1, 2017 — The 2017 Fellows kicked off their summer last night at a reception at HQ Greensboro. Thursday and Friday, June 1-2, they will participate in world-class leadership training during the two-day Leonard Kaplan Leadership Institute at the Center for Creative Leadership prior to their 10-week internships. A total of 53 Fellows were selected from eight local colleges and universities: Bennett College (1), Elon School of Law (1), Elon (13), Greensboro College (3), Guilford Technical Community College (3), Guilford College (7), North Carolina A&T State University (11), and University of North Carolina Greensboro (13).
Thirty local companies and non-profits are hosting this year including Biscuitville, Boulton Creative, Center for Board Excellence, Charles Aris, City of Greensboro, Cone Health, Downtown Greensboro, Inc., Eastern Music Festival, Engineered Steel Products, Frank L. Blum Construction, Global Brands Group, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Greensboro Grasshoppers, Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc., ITG Brands, Kellin Foundation, Launch Greensboro, Lincoln Financial Group, NCCJ, Proctor & Gamble, Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants & Hotels, Replacements, RLF Communications, Samet Corporation, TEKsystems, Tigermoth Creative, Triad Stage, United Way of Greater Greensboro, VF Corporation, and Xtern Software.
Launch Greensboro Interns Secure Full-Time Employment
June 1, 2017 — Three of the ten 2016-2017 LaunchLab Interns have secured full-time employment at local companies as a direct result of their internship. Natalie King (UNCG) was hired by Southern Trade Publications; Infeanyi Obi (Elon University) was hired by Summit Advisory; and Jacob Froats (High Point University) received full-time employment from Ampogee (formerly Catalant). Ampogee is also a graduate of the LaunchLab (formerly Triad Startup Lab) program.
Morehead-Cain Fellows begin The Civic Collaboration Summer Experience
June 1, 2017 — Over the next eight weeks, five Morehead-Cain Fellows from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill will be in Greensboro as part of The Civic Collaboration Summer Experience, an opportunity for a small group of scholars to do a “deep dive” into a city, getting to know its identity and spirit while grappling with its real challenges and enjoying its strengths. In Greensboro, they will be focused on our talent retention pipeline, compiling data and research around the following questions: how might Greensboro better align the programs within the pipeline, what national best practices can Greensboro Learn From, and how can the city benchmark their progress and success.
Why groups in D.C. and Dallas are eyeing this Triad program
May 24, 2017 — Over the past two years, the Guilford Apprenticeship Partners program has grown its roster of participating companies to 11 businesses that are hiring local high school students to work in their Triad facilities. The program, which emerged in 2015 from the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro’s Workforce Initiative, was designed to create a pipeline of new manufacturing employees starting at the high school level. Read more from the Triad Business Journal here.