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*
  • Intro to Autism*
  • Bartending
  • Culinary Arts Certificate*
  • Detention Officer Certification Training
  • Electrical Lineman*
  • Electrician Installation/Troubleshooting*
  • Emergency Medical Technician Basic*
  • Facility Maintenance Technician*
  • Human Resource Management
  • HVAC Service Technician I & II*
  • Interpreting-Health & Human Services
  • Medical Coding Courses*
  • Medical Unit Secretary*
  • Nursing Assistant I & II*
  • Pharmacy Assistant*
  • Phlebotomy*
  • Small Business Certification Program
  • Telemetry Cardiovascular Technician*
  • 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 and complete a track of study with opportunities to receive scholarship assistance, a CRC, and job placement.

Programs Offered:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • High School Equivalency Diploma program
  • English as a Second Language 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


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

Forsyth Tech Educational Career Center
1300 Bolton St., Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Monday – Friday (8 am–5 pm)

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

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 HSE, 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). For more information, call 336-734-7324.