Career Connections

The Career Connections Program partners area businesses and organizations, with students and teachers, to develop initiatives that enhance and build career focused experiences. Exposing students and teachers to surrounding job opportunities and building engaging relationships is a vital component of creating a quality workforce pipeline. Preparing our students for an ever changing, fast paced work environment is essential to their future and improves the economic well-being of our community. 

Guest Speakers Job Shadowing

Guest Speakers Job Shadowing

 Guest Speakers
Job Shadowing 

Throughout the year, we connect teachers with the business community to provide classroom visits. 

Guest Speaker 

By linking engaging speakers with targeted curriculum classrooms, students are building a knowledge base of possible career paths, and building relationships.  Career management classes host a variety of speakers.  Students are learning about numerous career opportunities, workforce paths and dynamics of the Wilson Community. 

Job Shadowing 

WEP partners with Wilson Community College and area businesses to host a Job Shadowing Day. Placements are made based on students interests. They learn about different careers and the educational paths necessary to gain employment.  If you are interested in either initiative, email WEP Executive Director Robin Williams at rwilliams@wilsonedpartnership.com

Mini Career Fairs Senior Job Fair Teacher Visits

Mini Career Fairs Senior Job Fair Teacher Visits

Mini Career Fairs
Senior Job Fair
Teacher Visits 

Mini Career Fairs

We host 30 minute Mini Career Fairs in each high school to give students the chance to meet business leaders. The small targeted group setting ensures the student and the employer have quality time to engage.

Senior Job Fair

The Senior Job Fair is held in the spring. Students will have the opportunity to learn about current job openings and requirements, speak with college admission staff, apply for immediate jobs and schedule interviews.

Teacher Visits

WEP will connect teachers with area businesses for tours at plants and facilities to learned more about work based learning initiatives, career openings and STEM based activities and careers.

Career Health Connections

Career Health Connections

Career Health
Connections 

Career Health Connections

This program is designed for juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing a health career. Selected students will receive hands on, individual experiences, with health care professionals at Wilson Medical Center and Carolina Family Health Centers. They will also receive HIPPA and additional training provided by Area L AHEC at orientation. At the end of completion, they will be presented with a Career Health Connections Program Certificate at their spring Awards Day. 

WEP will offer a program in the spring and in the fall.  Students are only eligible to attend 1 session. 

For more details, or to apply, please review the application. Your high school CDC can answer any additional questions. 

Career Health Connections Application

WEP is able to provide support because of generous gifts made each year by in-vestments from businesses, individuals, and grants with the shared understanding that public education is central to a vibrant and healthy community.