About Us

Education is the key to a prosperous future for North Carolina. The mission of The Collaborative located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in partnership with regional interests, is to implement technology to support and extend the advancement of university opportunities to meet the needs of the larger regional population. These needs will be met by using a variety of instructional delivery methods including face to face, video conferencing, and online instruction. University programs include both credit and non-credit formats as needed and requested.


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Who We Are

The Collaborative is one of eight units within the McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education. The Collaborative offers services, programs, and courses from both East Carolina University and NC State University. The Collaborative provides university opportunities and access to students, adults and clients in Northeastern North Carolina.

What We Do

The Collaborative works with local businesses, industry, public schools, community colleges, and economic development entities in bringing needed university resources to the communities in and around Rocky Mount.

Where We Are

The staff of The Collaborative has offices in Rocky Mount, North Carolina at The Gateway Technology Center, on the campus of North Carolina Wesleyan College.

The services we can provide from start to finish include

  • University sponsored youth enrichment programs
  • University non-credit education opportunities
  • University credit online and distance education courses and programs
  • Educational partnership opportunities for non-profits, businesses, and industries
  • Access to cooperative extension programs
  • Access to Industrial Extension Service consultations, services, and educational opportunities

K-12 Youth Summer Enrichment Programs

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For the current year camp applications, please visit ecu-ncstate.com. Past camps have included the following:

  • NC State Veterinary Camp
  • NC State Shelton Challenge
  • NC State High School Engineering Camp
  • NC State Middle School Engineering Camp
  • NC State Elementary Engineering Camp
  • NC State 4-H Summer Enrichment Program
  • Elementary School Math Camp
  • Middle School Video Game Design Camp
  • High School Video Game Design Camp
  • Middle School Robotics Camp
  • NC State Northeast Leadership Academy Principal Immersion Week