This is a special time in the life of Nash and Edgecombe counties when leaders from both counties have recognized the need for changing their future. To that end, the leaders commissioned a study by the University of North Carolina around economic competitiveness that has led to a comprehensive community effort to create a shared vision and strategic plan to enhance the quality of life and economic competitiveness. STEP was established is 2012 to bring together school districts, human services agencies and businesses on a regional basis to share resources focused on:
process improvement focused on improving student achievement and family efficacy
STEP creates venues for education and business leaders to dialogue on the challenges; share stories of success; generate ideas for new initiatives; and leverage and connect resources.
Why This Work is Important
Students want to be prepared for the jobs that are available in the community where they grew up.
Employers in the Twin-Counties need to grow their own skilled workforce.
Our school systems and community colleges have ideas and resources that when aligned and coordinated can better serve students.
Student and families want to know about opportunities that are available in the Twin-Counties.