PW Chamber Economic Development luncheon — educate students to be workforce ready.

Prince William Chamber of Commerce Economic Development luncheon was packed yesterday at the Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater with Governor Ralph Northam and George Mason University President Angel Cabrera.

The program began with a special tribute to John Gregory, who passed away Monday and had gifted the theater when it was built.

Virginia is #6 in new business in the country when it was once #1.

Workforce development in STEAMH (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Math, Healthcare) is critical as we focus on growing business and educating our students to be career-ready and college-ready.

In our City of Manassas, growing business with an open door policy with internships and mentorship for students is important for our community to prosper. Programs like “Shadow for a Day,” are  projects-in-action with everyday successes as students shadow bankers, doctors, engineers plus more than 25+ professionals.

The PWC Chamber’s Education and Innovation Committee Vice Chair, Eugene Brown, is excited about the efforts with the Chamber to also bring businesses together with Manassas City Public School students.