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Located in the Office of the Governor, the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit comprised of North Carolina's corporate leaders.  NCBCE seeks to ensure that every student in North Carolina graduates from high school ready for life and work in a global society.

Data from North Carolina’s Teacher Working Conditions survey proves that leadership is an essential component of strong schools. Recognizing the importance of school leadership, the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) partners with the N.C. Principals and Assistant Principals Association (NCPAPA) to enhance the professional development of practicing principals. Click here to download the Distinguished Leadership in Practice.

The North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) would like to thank you for your participation in Students@Work Week. This toolkit is intended for use as a guide as you plan how your business will take part in this important program. Creativity in designing your specific program is encouraged and welcome.
Ways to participate

An action plan for job shadowing

Student participation tracking template

Suggestions based on feedback from previous participants

How to help students connect what they are learning in the classroom with the workplace

Students@Work is a partnership with NCBCE and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to offer job shadowing opportunities to middle school students in North Carolina. Click here to learn more.

A special thanks to NCBCE member companies who helped support the survey. More than 100,000 educators participated (with an 86% participation rate). Complete statewide data and analysis can be found at:

Business leaders support the Teacher Working Conditions survey because we know the connection between student achievement and the retention of excellent teachers. The North Carolina Business Committee for Education has been behind this survey since its inception in 2002 and we encourage every teacher in North Carolina to participate in the survey.
- Dale Whitworth, Chair of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education
and Senior Vice President and CFO, Golden Corral
North Carolina Graduation Project
Updated North Carolina Graduation Project Website

A new website has been created for the NC Graduation Project as a resource for those districts implementing the NCGP as a local exit standard and other districts that may be considering implementing it. The website, which is available online at, was developed to respond to district inquiries such as sample forms, FAQs, systems for success and data. Graduation project questions may be directed toElissa Brown at

Leadership Through Collaboration
• NCBCE Education Resource Guide
• Focus Groups
• Regional Meetings—North Carolina Moving Forward. . .
• NC’s Teacher Working Conditions Initiative
• NCBCE Webinar Series in collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
• Distinguished Leaders

The work of NCBCE is valued by our state’s policy makers and education stakeholders. This value is demonstrated by unprecedented and aggressive efforts to involve NCBCE members in discussions and actions at every level of our state’s education system. NCBCE members have created this openness by partnering with educators to create solutions for our public schools.