Today's competitive, global economy requires both academic knowledge and technical skills. Canton area's pool of educated, entry-level workers is balanced by the maturity of the existing workforce. More females and minorities are participating than ever before. The most recent census data show that the Canton regional workforce is diverse, well-educated and hardworking.
What We Do
The department of business development and strategic projects at the Chamber will continue to build partnerships between the business community and the education community. These partnerships enhance prospects for economic development. The department also will continue to nurture efforts to build collaborative partnerships between units of local government. As with education, government collaboration enhances the prospects for economic development.
Our Education & Workforce Development Goals and Objectives
- Execute a community awareness project on educational achievement in cooperation with the Stark Education Partnership
- Provide leadership and staff assistance to Stark Development Board in its commitment to fostering collaboration among local governments
- Serve as an essential link between business and education in efforts that benefit both interests
- Provide the Stark County education community with a new way to make the community aware of academic achievement
- Help Stark Development Board in convening bodies of government officials to work on collaboration
- Use the Chamber’s Education Committee as a forum for examining education issues
- Provide go-to services when business and education seek help from each other
Joining the Canton Regional Chamber gives you access to best in class programs, networking and business-building resources. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a member today!