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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Purpose: The externship experience helps teachers connect classroom content with students’ future career interests and helps students develop both the academic and technical skills required in the world they are preparing to enter.

Teachers@Work-Twin Counties, piloted July 29-August 2, 2019 as the Teacher Summer Externship Program, was very successful.  This unique professional development opportunity paired local middle school STEM...

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

#WorkHERE signs were placed in all Edgecombe County and Nash-Rocky Mount middle schools and high schools, as well as Edgecombe Community College and Nash Community College.  The campaign was funded through the Cummins Corporate Grant program.  The signs serve as a reminder of the many companies in the Twin Counties and the career opportunities for students to consider.  Other components of the #WorkHERE campaign include:

A series of...
Sunday, July 21, 2019

Purpose of this event:  To create an annual event for area middle school students to explore concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through a literary piece; collaborate with area industry engineers; and expose students to STEM career opportunities in the Twin Counties.  Additionally, Nash and Edgecombe counties will soon have an additional 1000+ new jobs related to STEM. 


The Twin-Counties STEM Design...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
The National School Public Relations Association recently awarded Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, Nash Community College, Edgecombe Community College, Edgecombe County Public Schools and Strategic Twin-Counties Education Partnership (STEP) with a Golden Achievement Award for their collaboration on the 2017 Education and Business Leaders’ Summit.   Pictured from left: Nash-Rocky Mount School Board Chair...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Coastal Credit Union Foundation and Partners Award   over $600,000 at Third   Annual ‘Power of Sharing’ Gala

Local Nonprofits are the Celebrated Recipients

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 25, 2018) – On Thursday evening, May 24th, the Coastal Credit Union Foundation hosted and sponsored its third annual one-of-a-kind event – The Power of Sharing – highlighting the efforts of 25 area nonprofits. Coastal’s business partners and the...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018





Twin-Counties Education & Business Leaders’ Summit

The Twin-Counties Education & Business Leaders’ Summit was held August 9, 2018 in the Keihin Auditorium on the campus of Edgecombe Community College, Tarboro.  Doors opened at 7:15 a.m. for a networking breakfast followed by the program. ...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Twin Counties educators and business leaders came together Thursday to celebrate collaboration and learn more about efforts to create the workforce of today and tomorrow.

The Twin Counties Education and Business Leaders Summit was hosted by the Strategic Twin-Counties Educational Partnership and other local partners at Nash Community College’s Brown Auditorium. The mission of STEP is to work to improve...