The North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) works to make the critical connection between North Carolina Employers and the NC education systems through Work-Based Learning.
Work-based learning directly addresses North Carolina’s growing need for skilled workers by providing students and job seekers with opportunities to engage in career awareness, career exploration, and career experiences. These activities connect classroom learning with real-world learning ensuring North Carolinians are better prepared for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
What We Do
Provide work-based learning opportunities for students
across the state.
Through our numerous initiatives, we help students gain knowledge and hands-on experience in various industries.
Support NC teachers with high-quality and innovative
Help NC businesses engage with students and educators.
Students are often not aware of local job industries, where they can learn more about them, or how to ready themselves to be a part of them. Businesses don’t always know how to engage with or have access to local talent. With NCBCE as a connector, businesses and school systems work together, leading to more community awareness and engagement.
Support NC businesses to create their talent pipeline.
Students are often not aware of great careers in NC. Businesses don’t always know how to engage with students or have access to potential talent. With NCBCE as a connector, businesses and school systems work together, leading to more community awareness and engagement.
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Work-based learning provides relevancy to their curriculum and assists students in making informed decisions about their future path. NCBCE supports North Carolina's students by offering a variety of work-based learning opportunities from job shadowing to apprenticeships.
NCBCE helps grow North Carolina's talent pipeline by promoting and supporting work-based learning for employers, teachers, and students.
NCBCE supports professional development for North Carolina educators, as well as work-based learning.
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Why is work-based learning important?
NC Careers holds valuable resources that can assist you in exploring careers, including detailed information on occupational ratings, job duties, education/ training, wages, employment outlook, and more.
What NCBCE members say about work-based learning
“When I needed advice, North Carolina Business Committee for Education was there to guide me through every step of the decision-making process. With their help, we managed to get back on track in no time.”
"Programs like Students@Work and Teachers@Work give us the opportunity to talk to students and their educators about the skills we need from our present and future workforce."
“We support NCBCE as the premier action-oriented, statewide organization where businesses can convene to address and support education regardless of size or location. Because the organization is sponsored by the Governor’s office, we can ensure that education priorities are supported at the highest levels of state government.”