Students Participate in Schools@Work Program

February 26, 2013
The Daily Reflector

Five schools participated in the Schools @Work Monday at Metrics.

The effort is a project of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction with the goal to help middle school students see the opportunities that exist in the workplace.

Career and Technical Education partnered with Metrics for the Schools@Work program.

Metrics is a contract development and manufacturing organization that specializes in producing pills.

The five schools participating in the program are Pactolus Elementary, Stokes Elementary, Ayden Middle, Chicod and C.M. Eppes Middle.

Groups of 16-20 students from each school visit Metrics for a presentation by the president as well as a tour of the facility.

Beth Ann Trueblood, a career and technical education coordinator with Pitt County Schools, said the program is a great opportunity to make the classroom instruction relevant to the professional setting.

“These events allow our students a look at careers in our community and hear how important education is to their future,” she said.

C.M. Eppes Middle School students visited Metrics on Monday and Chicod will visit Wednesday.

For more information about Schools@Work, call Trueblood at 830-4206.