The Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society (KBD) at Craven Community College (Craven CC) sponsored the Business & Technology Innovation and Leadership Conference for area high school students Friday, April 20.
The conference was designed to help build tomorrow’s leaders in business by strengthening skills and opening minds as a step on the journey to career success. The Business and Technology Programs at Craven CC are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Institutions accredited by ACBSP are recognized throughout the business community as leaders in higher education. Craven CC boasts one of two accredited business programs in the North Carolina system of 58 community colleges. There were 80 students in attendance from the three high schools in Craven County, which include New Bern High School, Havelock High School and West Craven High School.
Each student selected and attended three sessions which included soft skills, being a successful entrepreneur, banking basics, managing credit, real-world survival skills, and more.
“We received positive feedback from the students and the presenters,” said Nanette Sanders-Cobb, Craven CC business programs instructor.
One attendee noted in a survey about the event that “our students and teachers had only positive feedback. They enjoyed the event and the speakers! Hope we can do this again next year!”
This event marked the first Business & Technology Innovation and Leadership Conference held at Craven CC. Based on the success of this first-time event, Sanders-Cobb hopes to have the event again next spring.
Story by Olivia Register, Craven CC Student