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College to Showcase Career and Technical Education Opportunities


On​ Tuesday, ​February 28th from ​5:30-7:​3​0pm, Nash Community College (NCC) and Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) will host sixth through twelfth grade students and their parents at the E​ighth​ 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.​ Industry partners will be in attendance to answer questions and provide information about local career options​. The event will give students and parents an opportunity to learn more about the college application process, financial aid, academic programs, careers and more.​ Hands-on d​emonstrations ​throughout campus ​will ​engage students and parents.

“​Nearly 1,000 parents and students take advantage of the opportunity each year to learn more about how students can begin preparing for a successful future early on. Through longstanding partnerships between​ Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, area employers, parents, students and the College, we can engage young learners as they consider the world ahead. Many students who attend this event will be exposed to areas of study and employment they may not even know exists,” NCC ​Associate Dean​ of​ Instructional Support​,​ Wil van der Meulen said.

Over 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.

For more information,​ ​​call 252-451-8392.