Member Happenings

HYG_Land_Group_CMYK_HR_01_02Hear from one of the teachers who participated in T@W. Lynn Lee, a Career Coach at Pitt Community College. She partnered with Hyster-Yale for her Teachers@Work program this summer:

Chef and the Farmer KinstonExcerpt from recent article on

“KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Some teachers in North Carolina are spending their summer working at local businesses.

It’s all part of a program called “Teachers at Work,” letting educators learn new skills to teach students how to become successful in the workforce.

When you think of a teacher, you picture them in a classroom helping students learn, but not this week.

Two Lenoir County teachers spent 5 days and more than 40 hours at Chef and The Farmer in Kinston. The well-known restaurant is featured in a popular PBS show called A Chef’s Life.

Budget Signing_5In his list of appointees for the NCWorks commission, Governor Pat McCrory included two NCBCE members: Korey Coon (Wake County) from Caterpillar and Melanie Chernoff (Durham County) from Red Hat, as well as our education partners Dr. Eric Hall from the Communities in Schools Program, Dr. June Atkinson, George Fouts, The Honorable John Skvarla, The Honorable Richard O. Brajer, and Dr. Hope Williams.

NCWorks is a lead agency in an “initiative geared toward achievement of major statewide workforce development goals”

See the full list of appointees and read more here:

10696307_GOne of our wonderful members is hard at work once again! Google is working with schools in Caldwell County to sponsor wifi enabled buses.They will be partnering with the county and teachers to provide wifi to students under supervision. This is a pilot program and hopes to remedy lack on internet access for students. To learn more about this project follow the links below.

What are Strategic Educational Alliances, Inc. plans? 1) Continue to collaboarte with