Find Your Pathway to Success

Economic and Workforce Development/Continuing Education division provides a wide variety of job skills training, skills assessment, leadership training and more for both individuals and businesses. Explore the list of courses and programs to the left, and use the links below for additional important information.

 

STEP 1: Visit our Educational Career Center (Develop A Plan)

If you are looking for a new career or to make a career change, you can meet with one of our professionals in the Forsyth Tech Educational Career Center.

They can provide:

  • Career advising, assessment and planning
  • Local labor market information
  • Internet access and personalized email accounts to
    assist in your job search
  • Resume and job search assistance
  • Financial Assistance

They can assist you in choosing program offerings in the following areas:

  • EWD –Vocational and Professional courses
  • HRD Employment Skills Classes
  • Career Readiness Certificate (CRC®)
  • WorkKeys® Assessment Information

 

STEP 2: Enroll in a Class (Take Action)

Get Vocational and Educational Training

If you’re looking for a career with the opportunity for personal and professional advancement, you’re going to need specialized training of some kind. Forsyth Tech offers great ways to get the education you need for a career with a future through vocational training.

For more information, call 336.734.7023

Training is available in these areas:

  • Activity Director*
  • Administrative Assistant Training
  • Autism Paraprofessional*
  • Bartending*
  • Culinary Arts Certificate*
  • Customer Relations/Call Center*
  • Detention Officer Certification Training
  • EKG Technician*
  • Electrical Lineman*
  • Electrician Installation/Troubleshooting*
  • Emergency Medical Technician Basic*
  • Facility Maintenance Technician*
  • Financial Services and Teller Training*
  • Human Resource Management
  • HVAC Service Technician I & II*
  • Interpreting-Health & Human Services
  • Medical Clerical Courses*
  • Medical Unit Secretary*
  • Nursing Assistant I & II*
  • Office Technology
  • Office Tech Prep*
  • Pharmacy Assistant*
  • Phlebotomy*
  • Plumbing Installation/Troubleshooting
  • Small Business Certification Program
  • Small Business Certification Program:
    Stokes County
  • Veterinary Assistant (Beginning & Advanced)*
  • Welding ARC/MIG/TIG/Industrial*

*Financial assistance available as funding allows

Small Business Center

Starting and operating a small business is hard work. Forsyth Tech, through its Small Business Centers in Forsyth and Stokes counties, provides:

  • Confidential one-on-one business counseling
  • Small business seminars and roundtables
  • Online entrepreneurship training
  • Computer classes (Accounting for Business and QuickBooks™ Pro)

College and Career Readiness 

We provide free programs to adults to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for work, further education, family self-sufficiency, and community involvement.

The College and Career Readiness programs prepare you for college and careers as well as assist students learning to master language. The program provides you the skills and support necessary to further your education and to enter the workforce as a skilled worker. The program consists of pathways for you to achieve your learning objectives along with a National Credential for the workforce known as the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). Students who are actively completing a track of study have the opportunity to receive scholarship assistance
and job placement.

Programs Offered:

  • High School Equivalency Diploma program
  • English as a Second Language program
  • Adult High School and BSP 050 programs
  • Compensatory Education program
  • Stokes County programs

For more information, call 336.734.7761.

Personal Enrichment

Forsyth Tech is the center of all your creative pursuits. Our affordable classes span the gamut from photography and jewelry making to quilting and motorcycling. Find yourself in a supportive environment of beginners, enthusiasts and working professionals, making the world a more beautiful and fascinating place.

 

STEP 3: Succeed! (Complete the Path)

Improve Your Employment Search Skills 

An important part of finding a job is in knowing how to find a job. Forsyth Tech partners with resources throughout the community to offer:

  • Job search assistance
  • Resume writing
  • Online applications assistance
  • Creating Email accounts
  • Career Counseling
  • Interview skills

There is no charge for these services if you are unemployed or working and earning less than double the current poverty guidelines (e.g. earning less than $24,120 for an individual or $49,200 for a family of four).

 

For more information, visit any of these centers below or call 336.734.7748

Forsyth Tech Educational Career/JobLink Center
1300 Bolton St., Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Monday – Thursday (8 am–5 pm)
Friday (8 am–2:30 pm)
336.734.7748

Goodwill Industries of NW NC Employability Lab (The ROC)
2760 Peters Creek Parkway, Suite B,
Winston-Salem, NC 27127
Monday – Friday (10 am–2 pm)
336.201.0800

Goodwill Industries of NW NC Employability Lab
2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC  27105
Monday – Friday (10 am–2 pm)
336.724.3625, ext. 1330

King Public Library Employability Lab
101 Pilot View Drive, King, NC 27021
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (1 pm–5 pm)
336.983.3868

Winston-Salem Urban League Employability Lab
201 W. 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC  27101
Monday – Thursday (9 am–1 pm)
336.725.5614, ext. 3010
Prove you have the Skills Employers Need

Employers need to know that a prospective employee has the skills and abilities needed to do the job. The best way to do this, beyond a high school diploma or GED®, is with a Career Readiness Certificate from Forsyth Tech.

The Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is a test-based credential now required by many of our local employers. The CRC is a nationally recognized, EEOC-compliant, industry-driven system of job profiling and assessment based on the WorkKeys™ assessment program. CRC testing is conducted at Forsyth Tech’s West Campus (1300 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem). The cost of the CRC testing is $30. For more information, call 336.734.7748

Keytrain® is an open entry lab for individuals who want to prepare for the Career Readiness Certification Assessments. Call 336.737.7748 to schedule your appointment today!