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Local Education Innovation: STEM East (12 Counties)

November 6, 2018

The STEM East Network is a collaborative focused on ensuring that students across a 12-county region in Eastern North Carolina have opportunities to engage in real-world science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning that directly aligns with career opportunities. STEM East is specifically … Continued

Local Education Innovation: Made in Durham (Durham County)

November 6, 2018

Made in Durham is a community partnership made up of educators, businesses, government units and employees, youth-serving non-profits, and young people mobilized around a shared vision that all of Durham’s youth will complete high school and a post-secondary credential and … Continued

Local Education Innovation: Wilson 2020 Youth Master Plan (Wilson County)

November 6, 2018

In 2014, stakeholders in Wilson County developed a comprehensive master plan to improve life outcomes for local youth. Participating stakeholders included educators, parents, community members, nonprofits, businesses, churches, law enforcement, and government agencies. The groups identified five key, interrelated areas … Continued

Local Education Innovation: Project SEARCH (Buncombe County)

November 5, 2018

In Asheville, Mission Health Project SEARCH helps secure competitive employment for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities through postsecondary education and work-based learning. This international program began in 1996 as a small initiative to fill a handful of jobs at … Continued

Local Education Innovation: Project SECURE (Wake County)

November 5, 2018

Wake Technical Community College plans to train 450 people for information technology (IT) jobs in healthcare, cybersecurity, manufacturing, and financial services through Project SECURE—Supporting and Enhancing Cybersecurity through Upwardly-Mobile Retraining and Education. This training will be supported by the federal … Continued

Local Education Innovation: K-64 (Catawba County)

November 5, 2018

K-64 is a five-year education and economic development initiative in Catawba County that prepares students from pre-kindergarten (K) through retirement (64) to compete in the global economy and supports local companies by creating a highly-qualified talent pipeline. The initiative responds … Continued

Local Education Innovation: STEP (Edgecombe and Nash Counties)

November 5, 2018

The Strategic Twin Counties Education Partnership—STEP for short—is a unique initiative between several stakeholder groups in Edgecombe and Nash counties, including local industries, two county school systems, and two community colleges. This cradle-to-career effort seeks to build a talent pipeline by … Continued