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Important Business Roundtable Focuses on Education and Workforce Training

The Chamber is pleased to be co-hosting an important roundtable event on Tuesday, May 7th at the Eastern Gateway Community College Pugliese Center from 8 to 10 a.m.

Eastern Gateway Community College ‘s Tech Prep director, Melanie DiCarlo, spearheaded the event in recognition of Ohio’s “In-Demand Jobs Week,” a statewide celebration of industry, in-demand jobs, workforce training and skill development. This year’s dates are May 6th through 10th. Also involved in the event is Franciscan University of Steubenville , the local Ohio Means Jobs office and the Jefferson County Educational Service Center . The purpose of this event is to bring together educators and businesses in order to encourage a better, stronger relationship between the two that will lead to strategies and programming, county-wide that provide quality employees for existing and new businesses. All local businesses are encouraged to attend.

“I’m excited to be a part of this event, chamber president, Tricia Maple commented. “And it ties in perfectly with what the chamber is trying to make one of its top priorities – working to ensure that Jefferson County is able to provide quality skilled employees for our existing businesses and for prospective businesses. It’s a huge part of ensuring that we are as business friendly as possible.”

The chamber has also recently created an Education & Workforce Training Committee and in May will kick off a comprehensive “Business Friendly” project which will be begin with a county-wide survey of existing businesses and others involved in new business development.

Click here for the printable flier about the business roundtable event. You may respond to this email to RSVP or call the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226. There is no charge for this event.

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