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Preparing Tomorrow's Workforce Today

Businesses, community leaders invited to participate in regional conference

How can our schools better prepare today's students for tomorrow's workforce?

Leaders from businesses, communities, and schools are invited to participate in the 2019 Workforce Conference, held Nov. 8 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Sourcewell in Staples.

The intent of this annual event is to continue building stronger connections between classrooms and careers by bringing a variety of central Minnesota stakeholders together. With all voices represented at the table, discover and discuss ways schools and companies can partner to provide businesses with the skilled workers they need while giving students the career exposure and experience they desire.

During this interactive workshop, participants will:

  • Review current trends and needs related to career readiness in the five-county region
  • Share best practices, ideas, and resources that can be implemented locally
  • Hear first-hand from businesses and schools already operating in partnership
  • Develop plans for partnerships between area schools and business/industry

For more information, visit sourcewell-mn.gov/services/mn-programs/education/college-career-readiness/business

About Sourcewell

Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota's nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with over 325 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.