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Purpose, process, and pointers for developing programs
to promote local opportunities to community youth.
• New Executive Director of Chamber toured businesses
• Local businesses seeking more local talent
• Local high school see...
• Audience
• High School Sophomores (catch students before they
start to seriously shop for colleges)
• Teachers (connect ...
• 11:00 - Students Arrive
• Students receive nametags and box lunches
• Box Lunch begins
• 11:25-12:10 - Keynote / Panel S...
1. Committee of Key Players develops schedule/targets
career fields
2. Seek buy-in from Schools and Businesses
3. Empower ...
• Provide training for business presenters
• Student name tags include the day’s schedule
• T-shirts for Volunteers to ide...
YouTube – Your Future At Work, Sioux County, Iowa YF@W
Please feel free to contact us at:
Barb Den Herder – Executive Director
barbdh@siouxcenterchamber.com
Erica Roth – Recruit...
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Your Future at Work Program

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“Your Future at Work” - Barbara Den Herder, Executive Director Sioux Center Chamber of Commerce

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Your Future at Work Program

  1. 1. Purpose, process, and pointers for developing programs to promote local opportunities to community youth.
  2. 2. • New Executive Director of Chamber toured businesses • Local businesses seeking more local talent • Local high school seeking to inform students of local opportunities • Parents seeking better picture of what their community might offer for their kids • Stakeholders got together to brainstorm how they might help each other find what they’re seeking and define a mutual purpose. Feeling the Need
  3. 3. • Audience • High School Sophomores (catch students before they start to seriously shop for colleges) • Teachers (connect teachers with area businesses) • Parents (inform parents about local opportunities as they start talking with children about post-secondary plans) • Reaching the target audience • Interactive • Fast-paced • Engaging Filling the Need
  4. 4. • 11:00 - Students Arrive • Students receive nametags and box lunches • Box Lunch begins • 11:25-12:10 - Keynote / Panel Speakers • 12:25-12:45 - Session 1 • 12:55-1:15 - Session 2 • 1:25-1:45 - Session 3 • 1:55-2:15 - Session 4 • 2:25-2:45 - Session 5 Schedule
  5. 5. 1. Committee of Key Players develops schedule/targets career fields 2. Seek buy-in from Schools and Businesses 3. Empower Student choice -survey Students to sign-up for available sessions 4. Communicate expectations to Businesses and market the Event in the local community 5. Register the Students 6. Finalize logistics with venue (esp. number of rooms/booths needed) Planning & Execution
  6. 6. • Provide training for business presenters • Student name tags include the day’s schedule • T-shirts for Volunteers to identify who can help • Clear signage helps facilitate quick transitions • Parent awareness and involvement in the event Lessons Learned
  7. 7. YouTube – Your Future At Work, Sioux County, Iowa YF@W
  8. 8. Please feel free to contact us at: Barb Den Herder – Executive Director barbdh@siouxcenterchamber.com Erica Roth – Recruiting Manager erica.roth@interstates.com Questions?

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