Uptown Greenville, NC


Virtual program to expose middle and high school students to local career paths

March 22, 2021

Contact: Kate Teel
Phone: (252) 752-4101 ext. 2228
Email: kate@greenvillenc.org


Grow Local 2021 Underway

Virtual program to expose middle and high school students to local career paths

GREENVILLE, NC (March 22, 2021) – Grow Local, the largest effort of its kind in eastern North Carolina, is a week- long initiative led by the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Pitt County Economic Development and PhRMA. The program begins today and runs through Friday March 26, as a no-cost business/educator initiative designed to introduce, involve, inspire, and invest in the future of our community and workforce.

Grow Local is intended to create and unveil career interests, grow the talent pipeline, and connect local businesses to future employees. Over 3,800 Pitt County public school students will participate in the program that will match middle and high school students up with a virtual experience, giving them the opportunity to learn more about all career opportunities available within their host business. Grow Local week is made possible by the 87 local businesses participating, along with partnerships from Pitt County Schools, Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County, and the Pitt County Educational Foundation. From virtual tours of local businesses and engaging conversations with business leaders, students will have a first-hand experience at a day in the life of an employee in a field relevant to curriculum they are studying in their class.

“The Chamber remains dedicated to our community, local businesses and the future of our workforce,” said Chamber President Kate Teel.

Grow Local week is set to launch March 22-26, 2021, in conjunction with NC Students@Work Month. To find out more about Grow Local, please visit greenvillenc.org/growlocal.

The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce is the recognized leader for business success, strategic economic growth, and community development. For more information about the Chamber, visit greenvillenc.org or call (252) 752-4101.


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