Connecting Educators to Industry in Monticello, IN-PERSON
Did you know that today’s skilled and professional workforce is aging out and the next generation of new talent is not sufficiently skilled to fill the demand? The majority of job openings in Arkansas today are in high skilled technical fields and these jobs make up a vast majority of the manufacturing sector, a cornerstone of the state’s economy, and represent more than 90 percent of Arkansas’s exports. In addition, industries such as construction and trucking are also struggling to find qualified technical professionals. Unfortunately, there is a negative perception of these jobs held by the American public, so our goal is to change this perception by showcasing these outstanding job opportunities across the state.
The goal of Connecting Educators to Industry is to connect educators with industry experts in regions across the state by providing educators with research, data, and information that can be shared with students as they make decisions about future career paths in manufacturing, trucking, construction, agriculture and other industries in Arkansas.
The day includes a panel of industry leaders, a chance to learn more about the Be Pro Be Proud initiative, a tour of local industry and resources for the classroom.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive:
6 hours of professional development credit
Ready to use resources
Target audience: middle and high school educators