The Chamber’s strategic plan includes a section focusing on providing leadership opportunities and creating a network of young professionals through hYPe and also working within our local schools to provide workforce development programming to students through the Franklin Initiative. By combining these strategic areas, I am excited to see what we can do for our community!
For those of you who don’t know, the Franklin Initiative connects student’s learning to real world experiences as a means of motivating them to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to achieve. We provide career learning programs such as reality stores, job shadowing, mock interviews, employment and job skills fairs as well as hosting an Educator’s of the Year Awards ceremony, coming up on February 24th.
While I begin managing the Franklin Initiative, I will also continue hYPe’s regular programs (check out the 2016 schedule here!) and start taking a closer look at what else hYPe can provide to young professionals in Bloomington. After recently attending a YPSummit in Milwaukee, WI, I gained new perspectives from other young professionals’ groups and will be eager to implement some new ideas in the coming year.
Thank you for all of your support during this transition. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org or (812) 336-6381. I can’t wait to see what great things we will accomplish together in 2016!
Director of Talent, Education and Workforce