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NCC and NRMPS to Host 6th Annual Showcase

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Vidant EastCare helicopter visits NCC’s Campus during the 5th Annual Career and Technical Showcase held in 2013

On October 21st from 6:00-7:30pm, Nash Community College (NCC) and Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) will host sixth through twelfth grade students and their parents at the 6th Annual Career & Technical Education Open House in the NCC Business and Industry Center. The event is free and everyone is welcome.

During the showcase, attendees will explore classes that can be taken in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools that align with classes and programs offered at Nash Community College. The event will give students and parents an opportunity to learn more about the college application process, financial aid, academic programs, career options and more. Demonstrations will take place inside and outside the auditorium including hazmat and canine demonstrations, fire extinguisher training, and a special visit from Vident’s EastCare helicopter, just to name a few.

“This event proves to be successful annually with over 900 students and parents coming through the doors in NCC’s Brown Auditorium. The event is the epitome of a successful relationship between educational institutions and the business community,” NCC Associate Dean for Student and Enrollment Services Wil van der Meulen said. Participating local businesses will be on hand to explain the importance of education as it applies to local employment. They will also showcase a wide array of careers available in the Nash County area.

Nearly 100 tables and demonstrations representing Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools’ classes, Nash Community College programs of study and other educational and business partners will give attendees a taste of the offerings through each entity. In addition, representatives from local businesses and industries will be there to share more about their organizations and the importance of a skilled and educated workforce. “The relationship between Nash-Rocky Mount Schools and NCC is a perfect collaboration of deliberate actions to prepare students and adults to become career and college ready. The Showcase is an example of this great relationship that exists,” N-RMPS Director of Career & Technical Education Pam Lewis said.

At 5:30pm, a “State of our Schools” address will be given by NRMPS Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson in Building B, Room 2101.

For more information, contact Nash Community College Associate Dean of Student and Enrollment Services Wil van der Meulen at 252-451-8392. Last year’s event photos, video and additional information are available at www.nashcc.edu/cteshowcase.