Workforce and Training

The highly educated and experienced workforce in Wake Forest is a primary factor in the big city success of our thriving town. Our world-class universities and community colleges offer unprecedented training for countless highly specialized skills.

Labor Force

Wake Forest is part of the Research Triangle Region, comprised of an extremely talented work force of 1.2 million people. We attribute the success of our local community largely to one key component – our human capital. Our talented people are highly educated, driven and entrepreneurial and come from all over the world to live and work in this dynamic community.

The percentage of Wake Forest residents working in professional, scientific, management, and administrative services is significantly higher than most municipalities, with 14.8% of our population working in these fields.  As a result of the rapid growth in Wake Forest's corporate community and the unique appeal of our town, we consistently over-perform our peers.

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Workforce Development

176,000 students are enrolled at area colleges and universities, including top-ranked degree programs at nationally acclaimed North Carolina State UniversityUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University

Wake Technical Community College provides customized corporate training and offers classes, free seminars, individual consultation for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and technical troubleshooting education for employees of large industries.  

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