WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Governor Roy Cooper has declared this week Career Pathways Week as part of an initiative to strengthen North Carolina’s workforce.
It’s in an effort to strengthen North Carolina’s workforce and connect students and workers with successful careers.
NC Works has developed 27 Certified CareerPathways in an effort to help North Carolinians get the education and training needed to work in high-demand, high-wage careers.
Throughout the week, regional NC Works Career Pathways teams will host workshops across the state aimed at raising awareness among K-12 and community college career counselors and teachers.
Business owners and workers from across the state met at Pitt Community College Wednesday to learn more.
Martin Community College basic skills coordinator Catina Blake said she is excited to take what she learned back at the workshop back to her colleagues.
“We are about doing everything we can to make sure that we can meet students’ needs,” said Blake. “And we feel like career pathways is the way to go.”
There was also a workshop held at Lenoir Community College in Kinston.
More information is available at nccertifiedcareerpathways.com.