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Henderson needs volunteers for mentor program

Posted at 2:12 PM, Feb 22, 2016

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking members of the business community to take part in its annual I CAN BE (“Integrating Career Academies by Networking Business and Education”) program, a one-day event geared to help local freshmen better plan for their future and achieve their goals.

The program will take place at Silverado High School on March 16 and Basic High School on April 20. The free program will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days.

The I CAN BE program is provided to ninth-graders with the purpose of helping them select classes that line up with their future career goals. it is sponsored by Barclaycard, Barrick Gold, NV Energy, Nevada State Bank, Sunset Station and Tronox.

Students will be split into 16 areas of interest including agriculture, food and natural resources; architecture and construction; arts, audio/visual technology and communications; business management and administration; education and training; finance; government and public administration; health science; hospitality and tourism; human services; information technology; law, public safety, corrections and security; manufacturing; marketing; science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and transportation, distribution and logistics.
The chamber is seeking 48 to 64 volunteers per event to represent each of the occupational career clusters, as three to four volunteers will lead each group to give students one-on-one attention and mentorship.

For more information or to volunteer for or sponsor the program, call the Henderson Chamber of Commerce at 702-565-8951 or visit hendersonchamber.com.