The Chamber’s Education Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from October to March, usually in the Chamber’s auditorium, however the 2020/2021 meetings are all being conducted via zoom for everyone's safety.
The group is predominantly made up of education professionals from all grades of the public school system, school district employees, private school representatives and higher education professionals, as well as people from businesses and organizations related to education and to our students and youth in Polk County. Our zoom meetings begin at 8:30am and end at 9:30am.
For our in person meetings doors opening at 8:15am for members to spend some time networking and visiting with their peers. We call the meeting to order around 8:40am and usually have a speaker from a field or organization who have ties to our young people in Polk. The meeting closes at 9:30am.
Past speakers have included:
Leaders from LEGOLAND’s Education Dept,
Winter Haven Airport Manager speaking about exposing careers in aviation to our students,
Dr Steve Warner launching the new Community Liaison role,
Lakeland Magic’s leaders speaking about their initiatives in local schools
Workforce Alliance with a presentation and discussion on their programs and impact
If you have any questions or wish to join the group, please contact Amanda-Jo Nicholson at 863-242-6934.