Businesses need a qualified workforce to thrive. The Education & Workforce Development Committee works in collaboration with employers, educators and job training programs to ensure local students receive an excellent education and relevant training to prepare them for the workforce and/or college. The committee is also focused on supporting local efforts to assist youth employment programs and the implementation of major workforce-focused legislation such as the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) which has significant implications for career driven pathway development and removing barriers to employment.
The Education & Workforce Development Committee meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at the Chamber office located at 402 West Broadway, Suite, 1000.
If you’re interested in learning more about our committee or would like to join the Education & Workforce Development Committee, contact Sara Kamiab at SKamiab@sdchamber.org.
Interested in starting a work experience program to help build a strong workforce tomorrow? View our Work Experience Programs resource page to learn more about the different ways companies can involve students or future employees.
Current committee members
Chair: Margie Newman
Vice Chair: Jill Monroe