From Boardrooms to Classrooms: Aligning Business with Columbus Educators

Columbus Chamber
The Columbus Chamber provides connections, resources and solutions that help small businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises grow Central Ohio's economy.

A part of the Chamber’s Spring 2018 Report

The Columbus Chamber is dedicated to helping employers meet their current and future workforce needs through targeted connections and public policy. During a Chamber-facilitated meeting, its members recently met with educators from Columbus City Schools to discuss workforce integration in Columbus.

The event was held at the Crimson Cup Innovation Lab, where businesses were strategically connected with more than 20 career-tech teachers in their corresponding
industries.

The Chamber also extended an invitation to several staffing companies to report on relevant workforce trends.

A number of new partnerships were created as a result of the education and workforce event.

“Teachers play an integral role in the lives of their students, often serving as mentors and advisors,” said Holly Gross, vice president of government relations for the Columbus Chamber. “We hope that this dialogue provided both educators and businesses with the resources they need to better prepare our future workforce.”