Winston Salem Forsyth County Asset Building Coalition members Peter Laroche and Twana Roebuck were involved in the focus group that helped with the final report from Jobs for the Future. The National Resource Network (NRN) workforce development assessment team from Jobs for the Future (JFF) was tasked with analyzing Winston-Salem’s local labor market landscape to identify opportunities to develop and improve career pathways for youth and adults, particularly in the health care and manufacturing sectors. The team conducted background research, interviews with key stakeholders, and an in-depth labor market analysis to inform this report.
The report highlights specific opportunities that Winston-Salem stakeholders can pursue to address concentrated poverty in Winston Salem. Recommendations highlight prospective career pathway developments in the health care and manufacturing sectors and provide recommendations to improve education and workforce development delivery.