Education is everyone’s business. It’s not something that can be simply left to the school district or teachers to figure out. How well our students – all of them – perform in school and are prepared for the future, holds great consequence for Southern Nevada.
Companies who are considering a move to Southern Nevada will often look at the educational system to help make that decision. Based on what they saw, some companies have gone to other cities where they perceive there is a more educated workforce.
That is one reason the two largest business advocacy groups — competitors in many ways — have joined together to help engage the business community in creating educational improvements.
Business + Education (BE) Engaged Summit 2016: Accelerating a New Nevada will bring business leaders together to learn about the urgent need for their involvement in improving K-12 education. On Monday, March 7, 2016, business leaders will hear about educational programs, directed by nonprofit groups, that are addressing the needs of many students and improving educational abilities and outcomes. Elaine Wynn, president of the Nevada Board of Education, will speak on the urgent need for business leaders to engage their time, talent or other resources to this cause. Dr. Alan Gomez, founder and chief academic officer of The STEM Academy will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon following the conference.