Piedmont Triad Partnership
Triad Partnership is the primary economic development
marketing arm of North Carolina's Piedmont Triad Region. The
Piedmont Triad region is made up of the twelve central North
Carolina counties surrounding the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem
and High Point. The constituent counties are Alamance, Caswell,
Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph,
Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin.
The Piedmont Triad Partnership markets the Triad domestically
and internationally to attract new business investment and
new job creation in the region. The Partnership teams with
the local economic development offices in the region and with
the North Carolina Department of Commerce to provide economic,
demographic, site, building and labor information to companies
and consultants around the globe.
The PTP is also the lead organization for the U.S. Department
of Labor-funded Workforce Innovations in Regional Economic
Development (WIRED) initiative, which supports the goal of
transforming regional economies through innovation and the
integration of regional economic development and workforce
development strategy for the Piedmont Triad. Within this framework,
the PTP has indentified four industry clusters as key targets:
Manufacturing, Creative Enterprises and the Arts, Health Care
is the collaborative initiative of six Workforce Development
Boards in the North Carolina Triad region. The six WDBs, in
conjunction with the WIRED project, have come together to
promote regional economic development, building upon each
individual WDB's strengths, and committed to building a workforce
and support system for it that can meet the needs of any employer
in the world.
What is workforce development?
It is building an education and training system that works
with economic developers to ensure that new and current businesses
can find local employees that can rapidly and effectively
contribute to the success of a business. It is about developing
a skilled workforce that is adaptable to changes in the future,
and it is about individuals building successful careers and
having a good quality of life.
Piedmont Alliance for Triad Healthcare
The Piedmont Alliance for Triad Healthcare (PATH) was formed
through the award of a North Carolina Department of Commerce
grant to develop solutions to the workforce shortage in the
Health Care industry’s Allied Health professions in
the 12 county regions defined as the Piedmont Triad Region.
Counties served by PATH are: Alamance, Caswell, Davidson,
Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham,
Stokes, Surry and Yadkin.
Specifically, PATH’s goal is to increase the allied
healthcare workforce within the Piedmont Triad Region of North
Carolina. The major purposes of the Partnership are as follows:
(1) to facilitate collaboration and partnerships with the
local business community and community agencies, including
the Workforce Development Boards, the North Carolina Department
of Commerce, institutions of higher education and the K-12
school system and other organizations with interest in Allied
Health; (2) to identify allied health care training needs
and demands within the region; (3) to seek means of increasing
the allied healthcare workforce within the region to meet
workforce needs; (4) to support career ladder development
for the allied health career workforce; (5) to foster exemplary,
accountable allied health education and training programs
within the region.
PATH serves in an advisory capacity to the employer and educational
communities vested in allied healthcare workforce and the
North Carolina Department of Commerce on allied healthcare
issues affecting the Piedmont Triad Region. ·
Education and Training Partners
The following educational institutions partner with Triad
Career Path. As you explore the Career Lattice, you
can see which of these fine institutions provide education
and/or training for each career.
Elon U Dual Degree (BS/BS)
(Elon University and North Carolina State University/Georgia Tech/Virginia Tech/Columbia University/Notre Dame University/Washington University (at St. Louis)/University of South Carolina/North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Dual Degree Program in Engineering)