Facilitating Employer & Education Partnerships

Workforce Readiness Coalition

The Workforce Readiness Coalition is a group of educators representing Edgecombe County Public Schools, Edgecombe Community College, Nash Community College and Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, along with business/industry and community stakeholders. The Coalition seeks to strengthen the region's career and technical education pathways, career awareness programs and the workforce system to produce a work ready community.

Our Mission

We will promote and facilitate the successful collaboration of those involved in preparing a qualified workforce.

Our Goals

  • Addressing the soft skills gap
  • Increase work-based learning experiences
  • Increase awareness of students and educators about local products, companies and careers in the Twin-Counties region

How You Can Help

Volunteer your time or services:

  • Internships for students to gain experience, determine interests, network with professionals, or gain  school credit.
  • Short-term externships involving shadowing a professional during a normal day. Could include  informational interviews, facility tours, participation in facility  activities, etc.
  • Serve as speaker for students during class. Topics will include current issues in industry.
  • Provide lunch seminar with industry information/update
  • Provide faculty continuing education opportunity to visit
  • Serve on a program specific advisory board
  • Provide scholarship opportunities to enrolled students
  • Provide on-site interviews for students seeking careers
  • Mock interviews for students to gain practice with experts
  • Donation of equipment for training purposes
  • Offer internship plus scholarship for tuition and/or books through Work Study Scholarship Program (WSSP)