On February 12, attendees of the Thurston Chamber’s Annual Education Summit and EXPO will learn how our community can help prepare students to enter the workforce with the skills necessary to access family-sustaining wages.
Angela Jones, J.D., is Chief Executive Officer at Washington STEM and will keynote the Summit. Washington STEM is a statewide, independent nonprofit headquartered in Seattle seeking solutions that lead to opportunities for underserved and underrepresented students in STEM fields.
Jones will share data from our region and will help interpret the data, and show how we can convene partners to improve key indicators and make connections with the private sector.
Forum will be entertaining, engaging and interactive and includes an Education EXPO for educators to connect with the Forum attendees and the business community. The EXPO will begin at 11:00 a.m., highlighting Thurston County schools.
WHO: Thurston Chamber’s Education Summit and EXPO
WHAT: Education Summit & Expo
WHEN: Wednesday, February 12 at 11:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
WHERE: Saint Martin’s Norman Worthington Center, Pavilion Way SE, Lacey, WA.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Forum includes lunch and is $35 for general admission, $25 for prepaid Chamber members and $30 for members and $35 for non-members at the door. Visit thurstonchamber.com for tickets and additional information. The Chamber encourages advance registration for this event.
Photo of Angela Jones, CEO of Washington STEM, is speaking at the STEM Summit, talking about how much STEM education went into developing the Cosmic Crisp apple. Photo courtesy of Washington STEM.