N.C. A&T Partners with Guild Education to Create Mobility for America’s Workforce

By Staff Report / 10/21/2021 Academic Affairs

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Oct. 21, 2021) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has announced a new partnership with Guild Education, the nation’s leading education and upskilling platform.

The addition of North Carolina A&T to Guild’s Learning Marketplace will provide working adults at Guild employer partners – including Walmart, Target, and Waste Management – access to stackable certificates as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees at the nation’s largest historically Black college or university (HBCU).

“Our graduates bring value to local, state and national economies as well-educated professionals who are ready to enter fields such as engineering, advanced manufacturing, logistics, accounting, and many others,” said Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. “Partnering with Guild Education offers one more way to fulfill our mission of meeting the challenges and economic needs of the public we serve.”

A&T ranks among the top universities nationally in upward social mobility. Its graduates see a significant jump in their standard of living, including receiving some of the highest early career earnings for HBCU graduates.

Home to the top public HBCU business school in the country – Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics – A&T produces more African American engineers and agricultural scientists than any university in the nation.

“Guild and N.C. A&T have a shared passion around creating mobility for the nation’s workforce,” said Paul Freedman, president of the Learning Marketplace at Guild Education. “N.C. A&T consistently ranks highly for both innovation and upward social mobility. They are a well-respected land-grant, doctoral research university with a national reputation in STEM education and we are honored to have them join Guild’s Learning Marketplace.”

Current employees at U.S.-based companies whose employer offers education programs are encouraged to contact their HR coordinators to see if Guild and A&T are options for them.

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