by Helen Neuharth, President/CEO, Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce
As citizens of Casa Grande and Arizona, we have the opportunity to help strengthen the education system in Arizona. The Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce does support the passage of Proposition 123, a referendum for restoration of inflation funding of the Arizona Public Schools. Passage of Proposition 123 will add $3.5 billion over the next 10 years into K-12 classrooms without raising taxes. A strong education system also strengthens the business climate and overall quality of life for a healthy community.
Career Camps, a summer program for seventh and eighth grade students in the Casa Grande Elementary School District, is coordinated through the Casa Grande Elementary School District in partnership with the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce and supported by a number of business and community leaders.
The goals of Career Camps are to raise student awareness and interest in various career fields, help students recognize the preparation needed to enter various professions and provide relevance about education and its importance for students to attain future goals and aspirations. Career Camps are designed to provide real-life experiences with various occupations and an understanding of the educational requirements needed to fulfill various jobs. The Career Camps are also an effort to help business and education build a strong partnership that will ensure meaningful experiences for students and ultimately help meet future community workforce needs.
This year, the camps will run from Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10, 2016 and include: Pharmacy Camp; Health Care Camp, Camp WIN (What’s Important Now-Police/Safety), Fire Services, Agriculture Camp, Entertainment & Theatre Camp, and Veterinary Services Camp. For more information about this program please contact me at the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce, (520) 836-2125 or Dr. Frank Davidson at the Casa Grande Elementary School District at (520) 836-2111.