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Leveraging Business Partnerships for Student Success

ROOM: Hall of Ideas F


Patty Milka, Vice President of Talent and Education, Fox Cities Chamber; Ashley Knutson, Youth Career Development Manager, Greater Green Bay Chamber

It’s never too early to begin career exploration for your students’ future success. The Fox Cities Chamber has successfully partnered with area school districts and businesses to streamline connections through a variety of interactive career-based learning experiences which allow students to explore the multitude of career options in the region and beyond. This session is focused on sharing resources and best practices, including their 8th Grade Career Expo which impact up to 3,000 students as they transition to high school. The Chamber presenters will highlight how education and business partnerships are key to closing the skills gap and providing students with engaging activities beyond the classroom that allow for the development of desired employability skills in the future workforce. Join this interactive dialog to learn how to leverage dynamic partnerships to support educators and students through the academic and career plans process.