KANKAKEE COUNTY CEO is geared to strengthen our workforce, enhance the partnerships with our employers and high schools, and help our community grow and prosper.
In CEO a select class of students pulled from local high schools visit with employers to explore career opportunities and training, and learn central employability skills. During the second semester the students will collectively begin their own business, form a plan and put it into action. They will operate the business and share the profits amongst themselves. At the end of the year the students will attend a CEO trade show where schools from other regions participate to showcase their item / business.
The CEO program is spearheaded by the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship and is in more than 280 schools across the US. It has proven to help students enter the business world and with entrepreneurship. We are excited to launch this in Kankakee County to start the 2023 school year. Three local high schools are already committed including Bishop McNamara, Momence High School and St. Anne High School.
OCTOBER 6, 2022 11:30am – 1:00pm at Kankakee Community College (D152)
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