Fall is upon us – already! And we’ve got a full slate of work ahead of us. Today I’m thinking back to our Annual Meeting theme for this year: Invest in Tomorrow. And earlier this year I also talked about David Gergen, and his thoughts on the need to invest in tomorrow’s leaders, and tomorrow’s thinking. Today, then, I want to talk with you about one of the initiatives we’ve started, specifically to help you, too, invest in tomorrow. I last talked about this in June, and it’s worth repeating. Career Connect Day is on October 17 this year, presented again by 3M and Medtronic and hosted at RiverCentre. My vision for this event is that it becomes your annual resource, connecting employers and students/adult job seekers from all cross the region to your companies! We are in our second year, and the school districts in the East Metro counties of Ramsey, Dakota, and Washington are leaning in. We are anticipating over 2,000 students in the first session, and we are extending the day to include potential interns/adult job seekers in the late afternoon session.
Career Connect Day is a celebration of partnerships. Ramsey County and Metro Transit have sponsored this event, providing transportation support for both students and adults. The Workforce Innovation Boards, Minnesota State system, the private school system, and school districts across the East Metro are taking a chance that this program can help – students and adults alike.
We are closing in on the event, so if you’re interested in partnering, attending, volunteering, or even sponsoring, move quickly as registrations are closing very soon. Thanks for all of the support we've received thus far, as we are now full of exhibitor booths, but can still use helping hands! If you're interested in volunteering or interested in any of the other ways to get involved, please contact us! Companies large and small show up, and we hope you will too.
See you in the trenches,