The business community has a significant interest in the quality of education in the area’s it serves, so the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce has invited some experts to speak about the “State of Innovation in Education” Sept. 4.
Loudoun’s economic competitiveness depends upon having a local workforce with the science, technology, engineering, math and healthcare (STEM+H) skills needed to succeed in the 21st century high technology marketplace, according to the chamber.
The State of Innovation in Education event will include Dr. Ed Hatrick, Superintendent of the Loudoun County Public Schools, Dr. Julie Leidig, Provost of Northern Virginia Community College’s Loudoun Campus and Andrew Rotherham, Co-Founder and Partner of Bellweather Education. The trio has planned an in-depth discussion about the challenges facing Loudoun’s public schools, which are trying to create a workforce that meets the needs of increasingly high-tech employers.
“Professional, scientific and technical services are projected to generate over 40 percent of the net new jobs in this decade,” said Loudoun Chamber president Tony Howard in a press release. “The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present this timely discussion on the importance of getting more students interested in pursuing STEM+H careers and what tools and techniques are available to help our teachers nurture an interest in STEM+H careers, particular with underrepresented populations.”
- What: The “State of Innovation in Education”, presented by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce
- Who: Dr. Ed Hatrick, Superintendent of the Loudoun County Public Schools; Dr. Julie Leidig, Provost of Northern Virginia Community College’s Loudoun Campus; and Andrew Rotherham, Co-Founder and Partner of Bellweather Education
- Where: Loudoun County Public School Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148
- When: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
To register, visit www.loudounchamber.org or call 703-777-2176.