Mohonasen educators have tapped into local business owners, community agencies, community leaders and parents to form the Mohonasen Business Advisory Board.
The advisory board will serve as a resource for the school community, with members offering expertise to help guide program development, provide services to support student learning and provide opportunities to develop critical thinking skills and real world connections to the material they are learning
More than 40 people attended the group’s first meeting on Nov. 15.
“We are so thankful for this high level of interest and support from our local community,” said Mohonasen Transition and CDOS Coordinator Sue Petrosino, who also serves as co-community business coordinator. “This group will serve as a resource on career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to compete in a global economy, whether they plan to enter the military, workforce or higher education.”
Members of the newly formed board discussed technological skills, equipment development, 21st century skills and latest industry trends at this first meeting. Moving forward, this group plans to work together to create a Career and College readiness event and a Career and Technical Job fair. The group will meet again in the spring.
Mohonasen staff members involved in setting up the Business Advisory Board include Petrosino, Academic Administrator for Science and Technology Makensie Bullinger and Work-Based Learning Supervisor Graham MacBeth.