September Meeting Recap

2014 Oct Panel

Today’s panel a panel discussion over lunch examined the skills gap challenge and how the area’s educational system is evolving to align student curriculum to workforce need.​ Special thanks to all of the panelists who participated: Amy Gudmestad, Minnesota Life College; Jason Kriegel, Minnesota School of Business; Cecilia Cervantes, Hennepin Technical College; Steve Unowsky, Richfield Public Schools and to our panel moderator, Amy Walstien, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Minnesota School of Business hosted this great event which even featured a School Expo.

Noodles and Company sponsored lunch – shout out to Abbie Klebs and her crew for providing a delicious assortment of pasta and salads! Learn what attendees had to say about the event!

  • “Good turn out, and it was interesting to hear what the speakers had to say.” –Mike Elliott, LaMettry’s Collision, Glass
  • “As the Richfield High School DECA Advisor, I appreciated the opportunity to visit with some of our community business leaders to gain insights into what is needed in our high school program, and to make connections for possible advisory committee members, classroom speakers, and business tour opportunities. The passion and commitment our Richfield Chamber of Commerce and its business members have for education is one reason Richfield is such a great place to live and work!” –Dean Breuer, Richfield High School
  • “I enjoyed meeting some potential new partners that will further support Hennepin Technical College’s students. Congratulations on a really successful meeting – there was some contagious and positive energy!” –Cecilia Cervantes, Ph.D., President – Hennepin Technical College
  • “Thank you for the opportunity to attend and for addressing the topics discussed today from the panelists. Lunch was light and delicious. Overall, great experience though and I look forward to attending other events.” –Dianna Chang, Partnership Academy