MadREP initiative inspires students to explore education, careers
Excerpted from channel3000.com
One of the most important civic conversations we are having right now is how to prepare our young people, as part of their education, for 21st century careers.
It speaks directly to how our schools function, to filling the jobs open today and tomorrow, and to the economic future of our region.
MadREP’s Inspire Madison Region initiative now has 41 school districts and 210 employers signed on to a program to connect businesses and schools to allow students to explore career options through direct contact with local employers, mentors and coaches.
These are up-close experiences that will help kids prepare to be the workers new economy businesses will need as they grow here. It’s smart strategy by MadREP, and – if done right – will help reduce disparities as it nurtures our workforce.