Schools, businesses make connections

Workforce Connections symposium gives educators and business leaders a chance to get on the same page.

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February 24, 2022 - 9:21 AM

Iola High School Principal Scott Carson, center, speaks with Superintendent of Schools Stacey Fager, left, and Board of Education member Dan Willis during a Workforce Connections summit at the high school. Photo by Richard Luken

A collaboration between educators and business leaders requires several components, notes Melissa Stiffler, career and technical education director for Iola-USD 257.

Schools want to produce skilled graduates; businesses want a productive workforce.

That said, the challenge is considerably more difficult when they’re not on the same page.

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