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The Paynter Law Firm Offers Career Awareness to Woodlawn Middle School Students as Part of Statewide Blitz

Mar 21, 2018

March 19 – 28, 2018 is Students@Work Week

 Hillsborough, N.C., April 3, 2018 – The Paynter Law Firm PLLC is pleased to join 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. The Paynter Law Firm will participate by sending a guest speaker to Woodlawn Middle School to talk about careers as attorneys, paralegals and firm managers.

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 NCBCE, visit

About the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE): The North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) is a business-led, education non-profit (501-c3) that operates out of the Office of the Governor. Since 1983, NCBCE has provided a critical link between North Carolina business leaders and the state’s education decision makers, helping to create connections between the education curriculum and the overall work readiness of citizens across the state.