Office of Engagement, Innovation and
Economic Development

Our Priorities > Workforce Development

Priority 3: Create a knowledgeable, skilled, and adaptable workforce

Our goals for Priority 3:

  • Work with regional companies to continually expand ECU's offering of needed workforce development programs.
  • Collaborate with the Provost and other relevant units to streamline the curriculum and degree creation processes to better meet the education needs of existing and emerging industry clusters.
  • Engage ECU in greater partnerships and novel experiments to develop a seamless educational continuum from pre-K to higher education (Birth-20).
  • Explore new mechanisms supporting high school graduation and the creation of lifelong learners.
  • OED's Entrepreneurial Initiative, SBTDC, Office of Technology Transfer, along with ECU's colleges and other partners will seek new models for entrepreneurial education and skills development.