CURWENSVILLE – The Greater Clearfield Chamber of Commerce recently held a roundtable discussion with area business leaders at the Curwensville High School.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a partnership program that would be implemented for the eighth-grade students of the Curwensville High School during the 2018-19 school year.
Eighth-grade students throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are mandated to participate in career-based interactions during their school year.
The Greater Clearfield Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Superintendent Ron Matchock and local businesses, will be introducing “Exploring.”
This program is developed by the Boy Scouts of America and gives students the opportunity to learn about educational and career opportunities throughout Curwensville and the surrounding areas.
Each eighth-grade student will be enrolled into this program at no cost to the student’s family or the Curwensville School District.
Those businesses in attendance to discuss the program and funding were: CNB Bank, Northwest Bank, CBT Bank, a division of Riverview Bank, Wal-Mart Supercenter, Helmbold & Stewart, Burleigh Real Estate, Moorefield Communications and wOKw.
Also, in attendance was Andrea Schickling, who was representing Senator Wayne Langerholc Jr.’s office.
Through the development of this program, students in Curwensville will have the opportunity to learn about practical, real-world careers.
They will be encouraged to continue their education beyond high school, in either the vocational or collegiate field, as well as to build self-confidence and leadership skills.
One of the Clearfield Chamber’s goals is to foster a passion in local youth and to also explore the job opportunities available in area.
The entire eighth-grade class will gather for assemblies, during which guest speakers will make presentations during their activity period, with the first occurring in the fall of 2018.
It is the hope that local business leaders will connect with students and encourage them to choose a path that will allow them to remain productive and give back to others in the future.
If your business is interested in being a sponsor for the Exploring program, call 814-765-7567 or stop in at 125 E. Market St., Clearfield.
You can also follow the Greater Clearfield Chamber of Commerce on Facebook or check its Web site at www.clearfieldchamber.com for more information.
The Greater Clearfield Chamber of Commerce has been connecting business and community together since 1877.