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STEP Sponsors Career Events At NRMPS High Schools

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Contact:          Patricia Hollingsworth, Ed.D.

                        Chief Communications Officer

                        Phone: (252) 459-5220                      

                        pdhollingsworth@nrms.k12.nc.us

 

STEP Sponsors Career Events At NRMPS High Schools    

 

Nashville, NC – As a continued effort to push work-based learning experiences and to help close the information gap between students, educators and industry, the Strategic Twin-Counties Education Partnership (STEP) sponsored Lunch with an Engineer in traditional Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) high schools in November and December 2017. STEP also sponsored a February 2018 Career Connections: Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing event at Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School (NRM-ECHS). 

When students attend the STEP sponsored events, they learn about the many opportunities and great paying jobs with awesome companies right here in the Twin Counties. During the NRM-ECHS event, engineers talked to students about various fields of engineering and skilled trade careers. Companies that attended the event included: Cummins – Rocky Mount Engine Plant (RMEP), LS Cable and Systems USA, Keihin, Edwards and Honeywell Aerospace. Students had the opportunity to ask company representatives about college choices, technical degrees and specific careers available with each company. After students rotated through presentations by each company, those who wanted a more personal experience joined the engineers for lunch and conversation.

“It was a fantastic event,” Pamela Gould, Executive Director of STEP, said. “My plan will be to do this same type of activity with Health Science careers in local high schools by the end of February and in March and April,” she added.

February 2018 Career Connections: Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing event at Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School

Back row left to right: Matthew Brown (NRMPS CTE Coordinator), Pamela Gould (Executive Director of STEP), Joel Lee (Edwards Inc.), Brad Earle (LS Cable and Systems, USA), Scott Fleming (Keihin), Justin Whitley (Cummins-RMEP) and Sean Smith (LS Cable and Systems, USA)

Front row left to right: Carey Davis (NRM-ECHS AVID Coordinator), Jade Mantell (Cummins-RMEP), Frank Grano (Keihin) and Christian Cleveland (Honeywell Aerospace).