I CAN BE program offers freshmen personal career, class planning

Henderson Chamber seeks professionals to mentor students at on-campus event

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking members of the business community to take part in its ninth annual Integrating Career Academies by Networking Business and Education (I CAN BE) program, a one-day event geared to help local freshmen better plan for their future and achieve their goals.

The program will visit three Henderson-area high schools this spring. It will run from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Foothill High School, 800 College Drive, and on Wednesday, March 15 at Silverado High School, 1650 Silver Hawk Ave. The third event will be from 6:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 at Basic Academy of International Studies high school, 400 Palo Verde Drive.

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 will volunteer their time to speak and mentor approximately 800 participants during each event.

Volunteers will be split into 16 areas of career 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.

“This is an event our members look forward to every year. They enjoy connecting with the students and giving them insight into their careers,” said Scott Muelrath, president and CEO for the Henderson Chamber of Commerce. “Planning for the future is always a way the business community can remain fresh and viable. Partnering with local high schools gives us that glance into the future.”

Local professionals can get show their support by mentoring students during the event.

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

For more information regarding the I CAN BE program, call the Henderson Chamber of Commerce at 702-565-8951, visit www.hendersonchamber.com or follow the event on social media (#ICANBE, #hendersonchamber).

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