The power of collaboration is hard at work in Eastern North Carolina. The region’s workforce development organizations, higher education institutions, locals schools and businesses work in tandem to provide educational pathways to students at an early age that lead to careers in in-demand fields.
On the Right Pathways
A major component of that effort involves incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) into the curriculum in earlier school grades.
The STEM East Network — a collaboration between school districts and the business community — works to develop and support programs that create career paths for students to strengthen workforce and economic development efforts.