High school juniors explore future career options at Elevate for Tomorrow conference

  On Feb. 6, more than 800 high school juniors attending Queen Creek, Combs, Casteel, Higley and other area high schools had the opportunity to explore educational and career options during the second annual Elevate for Tomorrow conference provided by the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce. The E4T conference was a result of discussions between […]

2nd Elevate for Tomorrow conference for scheduled for Feb. 6

The second annual Elevate for Tomorrow Conference will be held Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center and Queen Creek High School, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road. More than 1,000 high school juniors from Queen Creek, Combs, Casteel and Higley schools will have the opportunity to hear from renowned speakers and explore educational […]

Volunteers needed to assist at E4T student workforce preparation event

The Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce is seeking adult volunteers to help at its Elevate for Tomorrow conference, which will take place Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road. About 1,000 high school juniors from the southeast Valley are expected to participate in the daylong event, which helps […]

Businesspeople, educators strategize how to prepare young adults for workforce

  Business owner Jeremy Benson is frustrated with the lack of presence job-seeking students exhibit these days. The Queen Creek entrepreneur said he would like to offer internship and employment opportunities at I Fix ‘Em, his mobile phone and tablet repair service, to young adults. The problem is he has met very few who he […]

Queen Creek students, businesses join forces to build a better workforce

More than 1,000 high school students, mostly juniors, from Queen Creek and its surrounding communities had an opportunity Feb. 7 to ask local employers what they expect from job applicants. The Elevate for Tomorrow conference, or E4T, was created to help students explore options after graduating high school and learn soft skills such as how […]

Conference to help teach Queen Creek juniors skills for the workplace

Do students graduating Queen Creek schools have the skills necessary to get a job? No, according to information collected during a survey conducted last year by the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce of its member businesses as well as an education summit hosted by the chamber’s education committee in 2016, chamber President/CEO Chris Clark said […]