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Be In The Know” Parent Session–Your Kids Are Going to Ask-Are You Ready? 

Siouxland CARES invites adults, parents, community leaders, organization staff, etc., to attend a “Be In The Know” Parent Session, on Monday, February 27th, 2017 from 7-8 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 405 6th Street, Sioux City, IA. The topic is “Preparing for Life Beyond High School”.  This session is free and open to the public. 

The first presenter is Kory Menken, Director of Workforce Solutions for the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce/The Siouxland Initiative.  He will share the importance of possessing the skills necessary to find and keep a good job after high school graduation.  Created in 2015, the mission of the Workforce Solutions position is to enhance economic development in the Siouxland region by increasing the supply of qualified workers through workforce recruitment, education and skills training initiatives.  Mr. Menken’s role in serving as a conduit between public and private stakeholders, as well as a resource for talent recruitment tools and information, is key to the success of the Siouxland region’s workforce solutions strategy. 

Following his presentation, three representatives from local colleges will serve on a panel to share insight and answer questions on the process of preparing for college admissions and how to be a successful student.  The college representatives serving on the panel are Terri Curry, Vice President of Student Life and Enrollment, Morningside College, Brian Eben, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Briar Cliff University, and Tricia Sutherland, Dean of Students & Completion at Western Iowa Tech Community College.

Beth Noel, Past President, Siouxland CARES, will serve as moderator. 

For more information, please visit www.siouxlandcares.org  or call 712-255-3188. 

Bernie Hess Received beSomebody Award 

 Linnea Fletcher, Vice President of Siouxland CARES, presents Bernie Hess with the 2016 beSomebody Award.