Workforce & Education

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About the Committee


The mission of the Workforce & Education Committee is to facilitate and support activities related to business-education partnerships, youth engagement and workforce recruitment and retention. The committee also addresses education needs among the business community. The Workforce & Education committee meets the third Wednesday of every month at 3:30 pm in the Alumni Room at the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center.


The 2018 Committee Chair is Britt Lorenz, Northern State University. The Chamber staff liaison is Lisa Anderson.

The Committee Facilitates:


New Faculty Luncheon: This annual event, held each August, welcomes new area teachers and faculty from our local schools and colleges and gives them a chance to connect with other teachers as well as community members. Local businesses sponsor this event and, with that sponsorship, are given an opportunity to showcase their business' product or service to the new teachers.

Youth Career Expo:  This annual event is held in conjunction with DACAC's (Dakota Association for College Admission Counseling) post-high planning day at the Barnett Center on Northern State University's campus. Area high school Juniors & Seniors spend time with local business people from various occupations to learn about different career clusters and the broad array of career opportunities available in Aberdeen. A secondary goal if to connect students to business representatives as potential future employees.  

Youth Recognition: In 2010 and 2011, Aberdeen was named Top 100 Communities for Youth through Americas Promise Alliance. The committee collected data from various youth community organizations, as well as the school district to highlight the amazing community programs to keep our children engaged in school and the community!

2018 Meeting and Event Dates and Times:


  DAY

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

  EVENT

  Thursday

1/4/2018

3:00 PM

Best Western Ramkota

  All Committee Retreat

  Wednesday

2/21/2018

3:30 PM

ARCC

  Regular Meeting

  Wednesday

3/21/2018

3:30 PM

ARCC

  Regular Meeting

  Wednesday

4/18/2018

3:30 PM

ARCC

  Regular Meeting

  Wednesday

5/16/2018

3:30 PM

Chamber

  Regular Meeting

  Wednesday

6/20/2018

3:30 PM

Chamber

  Regular Meeting

  Wednesday

7/18/2018

3:30 PM

Chamber

  Regular Meeting

  Monday

8/13/2018

Noon

DEC

  New Faculty Luncheon

  Wednesday

9/19/2018

3:30 PM

ARCC

  Regular Meeting

  Thursday

10/4/2018

8:00 AM

Barnett Center - NSU

  Career Expo

  Wednesday

10/17/2018

3:30 PM

ARCC

  Regular Meeting

  Wednesday

11/21/2018

3:30 PM

ARCC

  Regular Meeting