STEM East

STEM East

STEM East in North Carolina is an example of a regional effort to develop a public/private network that can support the entire education and workforce pipeline. Partnering with the private sector, government and community organizations, schools, and colleges and universities allows for the development of professional teacher-training programs, student learning centers, regional advocacy opportunities, and career pathways that are aligned to existing industry workforce needs as well as emerging industry clusters. Students need to be exposed to all the career exploration programs and post-secondary education possibilities earlier and more often. STEM East assists in providing venues of opportunity for public/private partners to share programs, projects, and other outreach opportunities as well as advocating for more STEM-related projects to be established in Eastern North Carolina.