As a way to give back to the community, the Prince William Chamber of Commerce will be helping 250 students from Freedom High School in Woodbridge, to get them ready to enter the workforce.
On December 12 and 13, the Chamber will be helping these students in the Economics and Personal Finance program learn about workforce readiness skills during a “Speed Networking” event.
According to a release, the Prince William Chamber of Commerce’s Education and Innovation Committee and Freedom High School’s DECA Chapter partnered to coordinate the event, where students will practice networking and presented, while getting feedback from business professionals.
The event will be held at Freedom High School from 7:30 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. on both days, stated a release.
“I am elated by the excitement and interest of Chamber members signing up to help with the event. Social intelligence is one of the most important workforce readiness skills we can impart to our fledgling teen professionals. Teachers can impart the ‘Do’s and Don’t’s,’ but nothing speaks more vividly than the stress of a real world scenario with professionals; the people who could be their future employers. We are so grateful to the members of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce,” stated Freedom High School DECA Advisor Nena Sobrio in a release.
Each year the Prince William Chamber of Commerce partners with an area school to hosts events like this.
“If someone is willing to put effort into my future, I will take full advantage of the opportunity,” stated Freedom High School student and DECA Member Natalie Martinez in a release.
Business owners and working professionals from all industries are invited to volunteer. To volunteer, go to http://www.pwchamber.org or call 703-368-6600.