Greensboro and Guilford County are recruiting new businesses like crazy right now, and one thing the area doesn’t want to be is the dog that caught the car. In other words, there needs to be enough skilled labor to fill those jobs when they get here.

To that end, there is GuilfordWorks’ CAREER Connections’ “Trade Train Initiative” – a job training program that will kick off on Thursday, June 27.

On that date, the GuilfordWorks’ CAREER Connections team is launching its Trade Train: Training Provider Expo.

 That’s a summer-long series of events “designed to bring multiple training institutions together for individuals interested in earning recognized trade credentials or licenses in high-demand occupations.”

Unemployment numbers are low right now and all kinds of businesses are looking for a wide variety of workers who can fill their needs.

GuilfordWorks may be able to help support some of those seeking training through its educational funding sources. You can learn more at

After registering, participants will meet with a CAREER Connections career advisor to determine funding eligibility.

Each event this summer will allow participants to enroll with the training provider best suited to their schedule and also suited to their desired learning methods.

The first Trade Train event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at the offices of the Guilford County Division of Social Services at 1203 Maple Street in Greensboro.  It will be in Room 122.

This first event will focus on transportation – specifically acquiring a Commercial Driver’s License.

Registration to attend is required.

There’s a big demand for truck drivers and other commercial drivers right now, but if that’s not your cup of tea, keep your eye out for the upcoming events that may help you get into a job in the field of your choosing.