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The Big Picture in Lynchburg : How many times have you voiced or listened to a concern about the future of Lynchburg's workforce? Do you care enough to join us in actually doing something about it?
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Master Partnership with Lynchburg City Schools - educational programs for students Grades 6-12 to promote economic development awareness
Business Rocks Tour™ -- 6th grade students
- To expose students to diversity of Lynchburg businesses.
- Business Rocks tours of local companies such as RR Donnelley, Belvac Production Machinery, Wegmann USA, AMTI, Tyco Electronics, NovaTech, Milwaukee Iron, AMG, and Diebold
- Same program has been conducted for college career directors at companies such as Fleet Laboratories, Barr Lab and Genworth.
Grow One™ -- 7th grade students from Region 2000
- To teach kids how to be future entrepreneurs and leaders.
- Students, selected by their schools, participate in facilitated entrepreneurship and leadership education during a one week residential summer camp at Lynchburg College. Students pay a small participation fee, with full and partial waivers available based on financial need.
- Underwritten by OED. Funding partners: Region 2000 Econ. Dev. Council, foundations, economic development organizations and private business.
- Program partner: Center for Economic Education at Lynchburg College
- Join us July 26 to July 31, 2009.
Mentor One™ -- 8th grade students
- To match 8th Grade Students with a one-on-one role model for twelve months.
- Includes orientation for both students and role models at Liberty University, Lynchburg College, Randolph College, and Sweet Briar College.
Take Our Daughters & Sons To Work® -- 9th & 10th grade students
- To provide career exploration at local businesses.
- Students are matched with a role model in the workplace on the fourth Thursday of April
Just Hire One™ -- 11th & 12th grade students
- To introduce high school students to career possibilities in Lynchburg before graduation and college/trade choice.
- This new program provides eight hours of pre-employment training, career connections, jobs, and four hours of finances education.
- Students interview with employers for jobs tailored to their schedules and interests.
- Support will be offered to students and businesses throughout the program to keep the students in the jobs.