Members of Industry Visit Campus for Program Advisory Event
Monday, December 10, 2018
On Friday, December 14, nearly 300 local and regional industry leaders who serve on Southeast Tech’s academic advisory committees visited campus.
View photos from the event.
The meeting, held in The HUB, featured a keynote address by Southeast Tech President Bob Griggs and Career and Technical Education Academy Principal Josh Hall on new and ongoing efforts to support workforce development in Sioux Falls and throughout the region including:
- Internship opportunities made possible thanks to a $250,000 Youth Workforce Development grant from the Citi Foundation.
- New academic programs under consideration.
- New apprenticeship programs under consideration.
Following the keynote, program-specific committees made up of local and regional business leaders, faculty and staff met to discuss and evaluate academic curriculum, academic facilities and resources for Southeast Tech’s 60-plus programs in accordance with industry trends and workforce needs.
“Southeast Tech is the workforce college for Sioux Falls, so hearing from industry leaders about what skills and experience they need in tomorrow’s employees is essential for us,” said Southeast Tech President Bob Griggs. “We’re grateful to our advisory committee members for sharing their insights with us as we work to continuously enhance our programs to ensure they remain relevant and useful to employers throughout the region as well as the students we serve.”
Categories: Admissions, Foundation, Industry