The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce is working closely with its partners in education to build a pipeline of future employees for businesses in the region. Having well prepared students graduate from high school will help to make our region a preferred place for innovation and diverse talent. Our primary goal is to increase awareness of the opportunities that currently and are expected to be available in the region and to make sure that our education partners are preparing students to take advantage of those opportunities. It is the goal that every student who completes their high school education is prepared to enroll in some form of higher education, directly enter the workforce or enlist in the military in service to their country.
In 2015, we launched the Career Tour in order to bring professionals into schools to meet with teachers, guidance counselors and students about these opportunities. Representatives from manufacturing, technology, construction trades, healthcare, financial services and others take part in this program to answer questions and provide the latest information about the industries that call the Toledo region home.
Over the past few years more than 60 businesses have been engaged with Toledo Public Schools, Washington Local Schools, and Sylvania Schools through this effort. The program is customizable to meet the needs of both the businesses and school district. If you are interested in learning more about the Career Tour or to have your district or business participate, please contact the Chamber Advocacy & Public Policy Department at 419-243-8191.
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