Director of Educational Partnership
To increase awareness of the importance of business and education working together at all levels to ensure students are prepared for success in the future workforce.
The Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce Education Committee is comprised of individuals from the business and education community who volunteer their time to develop cutting edge K-12 educational programs for schools in the Fond du Lac School to Work Consortium.
Monthly meetings are scheduled the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Association of Commerce office.
The connections established between business representatives and educators through their interaction at BIE Evening helps to form bonds that focus both partners on solving the issues related to workforce development in the greater Fond du Lac area. Visit the BIE Page.
The Career Fair is held annually and features 50+ exhibitors representing a variety of career paths and varying levels of post-secondary education. Eighth grade students have the opportunity to explore careers ranging from agriculture to health care and everything in between! Interactivity is the key. Presenters discuss the ins and outs of their job and conduct a career-related activity that provides students with a birds-eye view of their occupation.
The Leaders as Readers program opens the doors to community and business leaders to read and promote literacy in grades K-5 in the school districts of Campbellsport, Fond du Lac, Lomira, North Fond du Lac, Oakfield and Rosendale-Brandon. In conjunction with the reading, FREE books are distributed to one grade level of children each year. The strong connection between business partners and our local elementary schools helps to foster the realization that students will need to become lifelong learners if they are to be successful in the world of work.
Junior Achievement uses a volunteer network to provide in-school educational programs for students focusing on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Using partnerships with business and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential and preparing them for the world of work. The goal is to bridge the gap between what they learn in school and what they can expect in the world of work, along with having the students learn more about the local businesses.