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Each year the Board of Directors develops a program of work that supports the initiatives of the Wilson County School System. Committees within the Board of Directors cooperate with the executive director, designated school administrators and community leaders to develop action plans, secure resources and implement programs to fulfill the Partnership objectives.

Each year the Board of Directors develops a program of work that supports the initiatives of the Wilson County School System. Committees within the Board of Directors cooperate with the executive director, designated school administrators and community leaders to develop action plans, secure resources and implement programs to fulfill the Partnership objectives. Initiatives may vary as needs of the community and school system change.

Building on more than 25 years of service to Wilson County Schools as our community’s business-education link, WEP will continue to fulfill our mission with a renewed commitment to the creation and support of mutually beneficial partnerships that align with the school district’s strategic plan and the community plans for Wilson County (Wilson 20/20 Community Vision and the Youth Master Plan).

WEP currently has identified two focus areas where our energy and resources will be prioritized. We are working to develop and support activities aimed at improving college and career readiness outcomes for students, ultimately helping provide a prepared workforce for current and future employers. We are committed to providing support, recognition and resources for the teachers, administrators and staff in Wilson County Schools.

Specific initiatives include:

  • Job Shadowing Program for high school juniors
  • Teaching kits for elementary students to learn about what is manufactured in Wilson County
  • Tours to businesses to observe careers
  • Promoting NC College Application Week and National College Fair to students and parents
  • Teacher professional development/summer externship opportunities
  • Teacher and Principal of the Year awards and recognition
  • Support for The Simon Awards program
  • Minigrants for educators