Raleigh, NC, March 21, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Employers and middle school students from across the state will participate in the eighth annual Students@Work℠ Week March 19-29, 2018. During this eight-day career awareness blitz, local organizations will open their doors, link-in virtually, or send representatives to schools to help ignite students’ interests in local career pathways and to help link classroom learning to real-world jobs.
“Students@Work℠ is a wonderful example of how members of the business community are stepping in and playing a role in work-based learning,” said NCBCE chair Albert Eckel. “I am proud to say that NCBCE members from across the state are creating awareness of career opportunities for all students. These types of experiences add relevance to what students are learning in their classrooms and have a direct correlation to the overall strength of our state’s future workforce.”
Students participating in Students@Work℠ 2018 will be exposed to careers in the education, energy, finance, health care, hospitality, legal, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, and technology industries along with careers in the public sector. There will also be a virtual component aimed at expanding access to schools in more rural parts of the state, piloted in partnership with Nepris.
“It is important for both students and teachers to be aware of the great jobs available in their local communities, and to also begin gaining an understanding of the technical and employability skills needed to be successful in those jobs,” said Caroline Sullivan, executive director, NCBCE.
Students@Work℠ is a partnership between the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. This year’s program includes more than 160 employers and approximately 29,000 students statewide.
Students@Work℠ is made possible by a grant from GSK.
More information about Students@Work℠ Week can be found at www.ncbce.org.
About the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE)
The North Carolina Business Committee for Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit comprised of business leaders from across the state. NCBCE is the leadership organization that connects businesses, educators, students and policy makers to support workforce development ensuring NC has a vibrant economy.