On October 5, 2017 Hendricks CareerTek partnered with WMC to bring Mike Rowe to the Eclipse Center for a discussion of innovation and hard work.
Over 500 people were in attendance including 200 area middle school and high school students along with local business leaders. During dinner, attendees including students had the opportunity to network with local business leaders prior to opening remarks from Diane Hendricks, Chair of the Board, Hendricks Holding Company and Governor Scott Walker opening the evening.
A casual, conversational setting set the stage for Kurt Bauer, CEO, of WMC, and Mike Rowe to discuss the importance of educating young people on the career opportunities in the skilled trades. Students also had the opportunity to ask questions, one led to Mike stressing the importance of soft skills.
Tina Salzman, Business and Education Director for CareerTek, shared information about CareerTek’s offerings including but not limited to coaching, learning opportunities, experiences and enrichment activities. Funds raised through the event benefit CareerTek’s continued mission of bridging businesses to tomorrow’s workforce; responding to present and future workforce needs.