CATEGORY:Guest Speakers

Cheryl Cox – Work-based Learning Consultant, NCDPI-CTE



Career development and promoting work-based learning has been the passion and focus of Mrs. Cox’s educational career for the past twenty-seven years.

Mrs. Cox has vast knowledge of cooperate as well as educational settings and infrastructures. Having begun her early career as an educational software and hardware representative,  she quickly saw the need to connect with teachers and students to help them navigate the many technological advancements forthcoming. The pull to be front and center with students to help them meet these challenges led her into the classroom.

Mrs. Cox has served in both the K-12 and post-secondary environments. Her former roles as a classroom teacher, Adjunct Professor, Career Development & Special Populations Coordinator,  School-to-Career Coordinator and Academy Director helped lead her to her present position as the Work-based Learning Consultant for the NC Department of Public Instruction in Career and Technical Education.

Mrs. Cox’s knowledge of career development and fostering joint partnerships is evident in her daily work.  Her enthusiasm for bringing together all stake holders; businesses, educators, parents and students to help promote apprenticeships and work-based learning is her passion.

Her dream of promoting and increasing student opportunities is being seen throughout North Carolina by the large percentage of K-12 students participating and enrolling in work-based learning opportunities and apprenticeships.

Additonal Information

Career Cluster

Education & Training, Government & Public Administration

Target Audience

Middle School, High School, Post Secondary



Delivery Mechanism

In-School, Virtual