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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)