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Why STEM – Connecting classrooms to careers in N.C.

emPowering STEM is an example of NCBCE’s efforts to increase high quality work-based learning across North Carolina, ensuring students are prepared to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow. Work-based learning is a key part of Governor Roy Cooper’s NC Job Ready initiative laying out priorities for workforce development.


North Carolina Business Committee for Education

The North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) is a business-led, education non-profit (501-c3) that operates out of the Office of the Governor. Since 1983, NCBCE has provided a critical link between North Carolina business leaders and the state’s education decision makers, helping to create connections between the education curriculum and the overall work readiness of citizens across the state.