Wilson 20/20 is guided by community conditions and the study of clear, objective data that describes the current state of our community.  We have developed a website that provides a review of indicators and links to numerous reports that are relevant to the health and wellness, education, and economy of Wilson.

unemployment

 

 

Community Focus Areas:

  • Identifying specific programs to meet the needs of local employers and designing educational settings to train and prepare students for immediate employment after graduation (Wilson Academy of Applied Technology opened in August 2016; Agribusiness program opened in 2017)
  • Developing collaborative working sessions to connect the providers and leaders of workforce development programs, educational institutions, and employment support programs for more efficient communication and collaboration
  • Utilizing the talents and skills of the participants in the Impact Initiative (Wilson’s leadership development program) to evaluate, understand, and propose reasonable solutions for addressing local unemployment
  • Expanding partnerships with local businesses to effectively connect students with job shadowing, mentoring, and internships



Unemployed is defined by the percentage of the population ages 16 and older who are unemployed but seeking work.

Source: NC Department of Commerce
www.nccommerce.com

Note: Data is measured annually.

youth-in-workbased-learning

 

Community Focus Areas:

  • Expanding partnerships with local businesses to effectively connect students with job shadowing, mentoring, and internships (WCS has a Work Based Learning Coordinator specifically dedicated to the process.)
  • Identifying specific programs to meet the needs of local employers and designing educational settings to train and prepare students for immediate employment after graduation (Wilson Academy of Applied Technology opened in August 2016; Agribusiness program opened in Spring 2017.)


Work-based learning is an educational strategy that provides students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop employability skills.

Source: Wilson County Schools

Note: Data is measured annually.