Grow Local is an exciting initiative where Pitt County businesses open their doors to host local middle and high school students, providing them an experience to introduce, involve, inspire and invest in students and young adult lives.
Businesses and employers can participate in three main ways:
An experience is an activity that exposes student participants to a specific career, company or industry. Experience types range from tours and activities, to job shadows. Experiences should have clear learning objectives that relate to the job, industry or company that you are showcasing, and hands-on activities and information on future education needs for the jobs presented.
Businesses and employers of all sizes and industries can participate by hosting experiences.
All Grow Local experiences in 2022 will take place in-person (virtually if needed). There is no set duration for experiences. The time allotted for an experience should be planned around the activities the participants will be doing and school day time constraints. Experiences could range from one (1) to two (2) hours.