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February 20, 2014

Student success at heart career showcase

TARBORO — A first-time event, “Career Clusters Showcase,” Tuesday evening at Edgecombe Community College (ECC) brought together ECC, Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) and the business community for a common goal – student success.

“Our hope is that through this career cluster showcase we will be able to build more partnerships within our community giving our student more opportunities for success,” said Sherita Cobb, ECPS’ director of secondary programs.

Cobb worked with Edgecombe Early College High School liaison Kathy Webb to plan the showcase.

“This event is a wonderful way for the entire family – parents and sons and daughters – to see the seamless transition between high school, community college, and the workplace,” said ECC President Dr. Deborah Lamm. “Students choosing a career pathway in high school will be positioned to enter the workplace with the required skill set.”

At the showcase, students were shown the steps to earning college credits and how to get a jumpstart on their career while still in high school.

Hayley Britt, an 11th grader at Tarboro High School, and her mother Angie Britt visited the Career and Technical Education health sciences table. Angie said she learned her daughter could begin her nursing coursework while in high school and once she finished her classes, she could take the state exam.

“It’s changed a lot since I’ve been in school,” Angie said.

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