I CAN BE at Foothill High School
The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the I CAN BE program at Foothill High School on Feb. 22. I CAN BE is a one-day event geared to help local freshmen better plan for their future and achieve their goals.
The event is free for students, who will learn which high school courses best suit their long-term, professional goals. It’s mission is to bring business and education together with “face to face” opportunities for career education for students. Chamber members from the business community also will volunteer their time to speak and mentor approximately 800 participants during each event.
Students will be split into 16 areas of interest including agriculture, food and natural resources; architecture and construction; arts, a/v technology and communications; business management and administration; education and training; finance; government and public administration; health science; hospitality and tourism; human services; information technology; law, public safety, corrections and security; manufacturing; marketing; science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and transportation, distribution and logistics.
Three to four volunteers will lead each group to give students one-on-one attention and mentorship.
“Planning for the future is always a way the business community can remain fresh and viable,” said Scott Muelrath, president and CEO for the Henderson Chamber of Commerce. “Partnering with our local high schools gives us a ground-floor look at the future, the chance to guide students in the right direction and the avenue to use our expertise for education.”