STEM Group Tour Spirit AeroSystems of Kinston 

In the heart of Eastern North Carolina, the North Carolina Global TransPark Economic Development Region is a hub for both aerospace and aviation industries and STEM education, fostering a vibrant ecosystem where education and industry intersect. Key to this mission is STEM East, an initiative dedicated to developing networks through collaborative efforts involving regional businesses, school districts, and various government entities, with the goal of providing students with real-world STEM learning opportunities that align with regional career opportunities. A recent highlight was the STEM East Leadership Team’s tour of the Spirit AeroSystems facility in Kinston, showcasing high-paying, high-tech job opportunities in the aerospace and aviation industry. This partnership between the North Carolina Global TransPark Economic Development Region and STEM East exemplifies our commitment to nurturing a skilled workforce to drive economic growth, preparing students for high-demand careers, and highlighting the incredible opportunities available in Eastern North Carolina.