BELOIT (WIFR) -- The School District of Beloit, is taking Education-Business partnerships further by organizing a career fair focused on specialized trades this coming October.
There is a growing need for skilled workers in industry, as well as a need to create awareness of different career paths for students not interested in the traditional 4-year-college route. By working together, businesses, educators, and students all benefit.
Much background work has been done already in this area: almost 90 companies are represented on advisory boards working with the district to design a curriculum aligned to both state educational and the latest industry standards; the 7th annual Business Education Summit is set for August 22; and renovations are being wrapped up at the high school in the machining and welding training areas.
Area businesses are requested to be part of this endeavor to give students the chance to explore potential career paths beyond high school. In return, businesses have the chance to showcase their companies and inform future workforce members what they are looking for in qualified employees. Rewey notes that business participation “is the key to student success”.
The fair will take place:
Thursday, October 3, 2013
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Beloit Memorial High School
1225 4th Street, Beloit
Businesses can sign up for this free event by contacting Ryan Rewey at 608-361-3206 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 16.