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College to host education, business leaders’ summit

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The Strategic Twin Counties Education Partnership, along with local partners in business and education, will present the Twin Counties Education & Business Leaders’ Summit on from 8-10 a.m. Aug. 1. The third annual event will be held in the Nash Community College Brown Auditorium.

The summit brings together area employers, public school systems, community colleges and community-based organizations to build the local talent pipeline by growing workforce awareness, ensuring relevant workforce skills and strengthening relationships with business and industry.

N.C. Secretary of Commerce Tony Copeland will be the guest speaker. Additionally, attendees will hear from local business, industry and education representatives who will share their experiences in partnering to meet business and industry recruiting needs.

“The format for this year’s event is exciting,” Strategic Twin Counties Education Partnership executive director Pam Gould said. “We have some unique partnerships to share that will encourage local businesses to utilize their educational resources in order to curate a talent pipeline that is best prepared for the next generation.”

Doors will open at 7:15 a.m. for a networking breakfast followed by the program. Tickets are $15 each, or $120 for a table of eight. Online registration is available at step-partnership.org/summit.

“The summit will provide relevant updates for employers in all sectors, of all sizes,” Gould said. “Presentations will highlight partnerships that small business owners, industry leaders, education partners and others can model to help address their specific workforce and talent needs.”

The event is sponsored by Altice and presented in partnership with Nash and Edgecombe community colleges, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, Edgecombe County Public Schools, Carolinas Gateway Partnership, the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce and the Tarboro Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, visit step-partnership.org, email steptwincounties@gmail.com or call 252-446-0113.