‘Grow Local’ program shares Pitt County jobs with area students

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Students have experienced several days of a program aimed at showing them the great job opportunities in one Eastern Carolina county.

The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce’s Grow Local is running from April 15th to the 19th.

Thousands of students have had the opportunity to go inside the operations of local employers and see all the ways they can jump-start their career after school.

On Thursday, middle and high school students got to experience tours of Grady White Boats, Red Shark Digital Design, Jack A. Farrior Steel Works, the Pitt-Greenville Airport, and our own WITN studio.

“A small percentage of students go on to college and some are ready to enter the workforce so it is our responsibility to show our students what’s here in their backyard,” said Beth Ulffers, Pitt County Schools director of outreach.

Going on since 2018, we’re told that Grow Local has matched a program high of 3,433 students to participate in on or off-campus experiences.