WASHINGTON, -  The National Association of Manufacturers' Manufacturing Institute is pleased to welcome the Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board, Inc. as the newest member of the Dream It. Do It. network, representing Dream It. Do It. Eastern Carolina in North Carolina. The Institute’s Dream It. Do It.  nationwide program works to raise awareness of careers in modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of workers to pursue careers in the industry.

Through its partnership in this effort, the Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board, Inc. will have access to market-tested materials targeting young people, parents, and teachers about modern manufacturing, and the program will be an important element in the organization’s ongoing strategy to reach youth.

Established in 2005, Dream It. Do It. is a unique national network of professionals dedicated to engaging, educating, and employing today’s students in high quality manufacturing jobs, while educating career influencers like parents and educators. Manufacturing career exploration is done in communities across the nation, and Dream It. Do It. is the collection of over ten years of best practices, knowledge and experiences. The initiative offers local manufacturers, schools, community-based organizations and other stakeholders the opportunity to partner with a respected national platform to promote manufacturing as a top tier career choice in the United States. 

Organizations and companies interested in participating in the Eastern North Carolina region should contact Erin Ananian-Gentile at Ananian-Gentile@ecwdb.org.

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