Talent & Workforce


Regional Workforce Skills Analysis

Wake County Economic Development, the City of Raleigh, and Capital Area Workforce Development Board are partnering to survey our industry in 15 counties to raise awareness and identify the areas of highest growth and skills needs in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.  

Talent Workforce County Map

The survey is comprehensive and applies to a wide range of industry sectors such as:

  • Construction and skilled trades
  • Life sciences and bioscience
  • Healthcare and social assistance
  • IT, software, and analytics
  • Energy, utilities, and clean tech
  • Logistics, transportation, and warehousing
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional and technical services
  • Public sector and education
  • Restaurant, hospitality services, and/or tourism   

In partnership with RTI, who is conducting the survey, the goal will be to collect information used to inform our workforce ecosystem partners in the following ways:

  • Understand both short and long-term hiring needs
  • Inform training and education providers of the current workforce needs
  • Provide current workforce information for policy makers in workforce, education, and economic development
  • Develop an effective cradle-to-career talent pipeline
  • Create an efficient structure for ongoing industry feedback

The workforce skills analysis survey closed on November 17. Data from the survey will be available Winter 2017/2018. Please contact Ashley Cagle to learn more about this initiative or with any questions: acagle@raleighchamber.org



Partners

Local:

  • Capital Area Workforce Development Board
  • City of Raleigh
  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
  • Raleigh-Wake HR Management Association
  • RTI, International 
  • Wake County Economic Development

Construction & Skilled Trades:

  • Associated Builders & Contractors  
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Construction Managers Association of America
  • Durham, Orange, Chatham Home Builders Association
  • Wake Home Builders Association

Life Sciences:

  • NC Bio
  • NC Biotech Center

Healthcare & Social Assistance

  • NC Healthcare Engineer's Association
  • North Carolina Healthcare and Communications Alliance
  • North Carolina Hospital Association 
  • Wake Network of Care

IT, Software & Analytics:

  • NCTA
  • NC RIOT

Energy, Utilities & Cleantech:

  • Duke Energy
  • RTCC

Logistics:

  • NCSU Additive Manufacturing and Logistics

Manufacturing:

  • NC State Industry Expansion Solutions/NC Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • NC Chamber

Public Sector, Education & Nonprofit:

  • NCBCE

Hospitality:

  • Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • NC Restaurant and Lodging Association

 Education:

  • NC State University
  • Wake County Public School System
  • Wake Tech Community College

Regional:

  • Apex Economic Development
  • Cary Economic Development
  • Chatham County Economic Development
  • Durham Economic Development
  • Franklin County Economic Development
  • Fuquay Varina
  • Garner Economic Development
  • Harnett County Economic Development
  • Holly Springs
  • Johnston County Economic Development
  • Lee County Economic Development
  • Morrisville Chamber of Commerce
  • Person County Economic Development 
  • Research Triangle Park Foundation
  • Research Triangle Regional Partnership
  • Wake Forest Economic Development
  • Wilson County Economic Development Corporation