Guilford County isn’t exactly the dog that caught the car.

However, it has experienced so much sudden economic development success in the last three years that political and business leaders are starting to worry about where the heck to get all those workers to fill jobs making Toyota car batteries, building supersonic jets and filling a variety of other roles that are increasingly in demand as new area projects go online.

That will be the central issue when the Eastern Triad Workforce Initiative hosts its first-ever Employer Breakfast Summit at Grandover Resort on Tuesday, March 21.

The Eastern Triad Workforce Initiative is a public-private partnership that offers apprenticeship and on-the-job training in order both to meet employers’ needs and also prepare young people for in-demand careers. The business-led coalition of 25 stakeholders has been focused on education and workforce development in Alamance, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties since 2017.

One goal of the inaugural summit is “to connect employers to workforce resources.”

In order to achieve that, the breakfast summit will feature a series of panels focused on where to find new employees, how to build a pipeline for future employees – and how to retain those workers once you have them.

Registration is free but attendance is limited to a maximum of two people per company.

Those who want to go can sign up at

The Breakfast Summit will run from 7:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on March 21, with check-in beginning at 7:15 a.m.

A seated breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. and, at 8 a.m., the food service will stop and the program will begin.