Shawn Dawes, Edgecombe Community College Liaison, met with tenth and eleventh grade students at each traditional high school. After her presentation, students were allowed to sign up for tours of their choice.
The first showcase was held in November and highlighted Edgecombe Community College’s Autobody/AutoTech Career Pathway. Students toured both the Collision Repair and Refinishing and the Automotive Systems Departments and learned about financial aid available at the collegiate level.
Students also toured Facilities Maintenance, Electronic Facilities, Welding and Drafting Departments on Edgecombe Community College’s Tarboro Campus. Local industry and business representatives shared career opportunities available in our area.
The third tour was held on the Rocky Mount Campus of Edgecombe Community College at the Biotechnology Building. A local health care provider presented information about the healthcare industry.
In February, the students toured ECC’s Technology, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice and Human Services Departments. Program information and job opportunities were shared.
The last tour was held in March. Early Childhood Education, Business and Historic Preservation departments were visited. Students enjoyed the hands-on activities provided in each department. Career opportunities were also discussed.
The Focused Mini Career Cluster Showcases exposed over 300 ECPS students to the career and college opportunities offered locally. Many of the students have expressed an interest in registering for classes and internships in these programs. This has been a successful event that we are planning to continue and, possibly expand, next year.