Workforce Development

Firms operating out of Triangle North can tap a talent-base that spans career-ready high school graduates to Ph.D.-level scientists.

Research universities like Duke, N.C. State and UNC Chapel Hill provide access to employees, technologies and faculty partners.

Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) is a great source of trained workers and frequently collaborates with regional industries to ensure its graduates are well-prepared for the kinds of jobs they'll enter upon completion of coursework. Specific examples of these partnerships include BioWork, a first-of-its-kind life science workforce certification.

The region’s K-12 education leaders work with employers in re-shaping curricula around workforce needs, incorporating such programs as early-college high school, “STEM” education and Career Readiness Certificates.

Workforce Statistics

Average Weekly Wage (As of May, 2014)

  Avg. Wage % of NC
North Carolina $860  
Franklin County $711 82.7%
Granville County $763 88.7%
Vance County $630 73.3%
Warren County $595 69.2%

Commuting Patterns

  Commute OUT Commute IN
Franklin County 23,430 5,856
Granville County 15,851 8,961
Vance County 11,364 8,909
Warren County 8,528 1,497

For more workforce data, please visit Workforce In Depth