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Published on March 19, 2018

March 19 - 28, 2018 is Students@Work Week

Kinston, N.C., March 21, 2018 – UNC Lenoir Health Care is pleased to join Lenoir County Public Schools  and other businesses across North Carolina for Students@Work℠ Week. This initiative provides middle school students with exposure to potential careers in their local communities along with some of the technical and soft skills needed to be successful in those careers.

The 2018 Students@Work initiative includes more than 160 employers and approximately 29,000 students statewide.  UNC Lenoir Health Care is participating in the program by hosting 10 students, along with their teachers; in a job mentoring program on March 21st between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Students will learn from a dietitian, physical therapist, radiologist, and laboratory technician. The students attend Rochelle Middle School and Contentnea Savannah K-8 School.

“Our hope is that the students will gain an understanding of the skills necessary for success in a career within the healthcare field and our organization. We look forward to hosting the students and providing an experience that will be beneficial towards their future,” said Lauren Ginn, education specialist and coordinator of the Students@Work℠ program at UNC Lenoir Health Care.

Career Awareness is the first stage of work-based learning. Work-based learning includes career awareness efforts like Students@Work and expands into career exploration and career experience. These efforts strengthen our state’s talent pipeline by enhancing important employability and technical skills.

Students@Work℠ is a joint initiative between the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Throughout the week, students will hear from guest speakers or take part in job shadowing and worksite visits that help connect what they are learning in the classroom to local careers.

Students@Work℠ is made possible by a grant from GSK.

For more information about UNC Lenoir Health Care’s participation in Students@Work℠ Week, contact Lauren Ginn at 252-522-7056.  For more information about NCBCE, visit


About the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE)

The North Carolina Business Committee for Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit comprised of business leaders from across the state.  NCBCE’s mission focuses on ensuring that every student in North Carolina graduates from high school ready for life and work in a global society.