EDC Workforce Group Interacts with Springfield Superintendent of Schools
Last week the EDC Workforce Resource Group (which we co-host
with Associated Industries of Massachusetts) invited Springfield Superintendent
of Schools Dan Warwick to address the group. Dan reviewed his strategic plan to
improve the performance of Springfield’s schoolchildren. He noted some small
improvements already and he is prepared to incrementally upgrade the
performance of his team, the teachers and ultimately the students. He was
upbeat and confident, yet realistic about the challenges that he faces. If Dan
succeeds, we all win, so we wish him the best.
The Workforce Group had many questions for Dan, particularly
about the schools’ interaction with the business community. Many members offered
support and Dan’s team shared this list of ways that business people could help
our kids – http://www.westernmassedc.com/springfieldpublicschools/
-- We decided to share it with our audience of readers to broaden the reach of
the request and encourage more business people to get involved.
Our Workforce Group meets quarterly and includes
professionals in recruiting, staffing, HR, regional employment boards, career
centers and some niche service providers. If you have a topic to bring before
the group, please contact Dawn Creighton of Associated Industries of
Massachusetts at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Mike Graney of the EDC at email@example.com.