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After 20 years as the Executive Director of the Wilson Education Partnership, Martha Vick is retiring effective June 30th. Her commitment to fostering relationships between WCS and local businesses and supporting our students/staff is second to none! The search for someone to fill her enormous professional shoes has begun.  The...

On February 2, WEP and the Career & Technical Education Department for Wilson County Schools collaborated to host Groundhog Job Shadow Day for high school juniors.  National Groundhog Job Shadow Day is a nationwide initiative that provides job shadowing experiences for students in a variety of professions. Eighteen students from Beddingfield,...

“Thanks for being a catalyst for our potential success!”   How’s that for a memorable thank-you to WEP and our community partners and financial supporters! This sentiment was expressed by a student in a classroom where the WEP Minigrant Prize Patrol recently made a surprise visit to award the teacher with...

A team from the Wilson Early College Academy (WECA) captured the winning trophy and the title of “best Jedi spellers in the Galaxy of Wilson” by wielding their word powers at the 22nd annual WEP Adult Spelling Bee held at Hunt High School on October 4. Forty-six teams from schools, businesses,...

Minigrants are cash awards funded by the Wilson Education Partnership (WEP) to educators for new innovative and creative classroom projects. The maximum funding amount for any project is $1,000.   WEP encourages innovative and creative NEW projects. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to educators for worthy projects that show...

The 22nd  annual WEP Adult Spelling Bee will be Tuesday evening, October 4 at Hunt  High School. Business, community and school teams join together in fun to raise money to support school programs.  Competing teams will vie for the winning trophy and bragging rights for a year as the best...

By Kelsey Padgett Times Staff Writer Wilson leaders of industry and education gathered for a luncheon last week to discuss a recent addition to the school system that they are both excited to see grow— the Wilson Academy of Applied Technology. The school, which is set to begin its first school...

By Kelsey Padgett Times Staff Writer In her 20 years as the Wilson Education Partnership’s executive director, Martha Vick has proven that a little investment can go a long way. “We connect the community, primarily businesses, industries and organizations, to our schools,” said Vick. “We don’t raise gazillions of dollars every year,...

WEP and Wilson County Schools co-sponsored the annual Community Partners Celebration Breakfast on June 10 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. The celebration served as a venue to thank and recognize more than 400 community partners who invested financial support, volunteer time, leadership, and other resources to benefit students and...

The Wilson Education Partnership (WEP) and Wilson County Schools Career & Technical Education (WCS – CTE) Department collaborated to host Leap Into Your Future, a Job Shadowing Program for high school students on Monday, February 29, 2016. The intent of this pilot program, planned with a small number of student...