Henderson Chamber helps prepare next generation of local business leaders

Partnership with Foothill High School provides mentors, guidance to 700 freshmen

HENDERSON, Nev.  – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host the I CAN BE program, a one-day event geared to help Foothill freshmen better plan for their future and achieve their goals.

The program is set for 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Foothill High School, located at 800 College Drive in Henderson. The event is free for students, who will learn which high school courses best suit their long-term, professional goals. Chamber members from the business community also will volunteer their time to speak and mentor approximately 700 participants during the 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 in order 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 Foothill High School 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.”

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, voluntary organization committed to promoting and supporting member businesses and economic development.

For more information, call the Henderson Chamber of Commerce at 702-565-8951 or visit www.hendersonchamber.com.