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Student Blog: Student Workforce and Innovation Summit

Student Blog: Student Workforce and Innovation Summit
OWINN Blogs | 04/15/2019

Kyle Catarata – OWINN Special Projects Coordinator

Last month, OWINN, with the help of Clark County School District in Las Vegas, held the annual Student Workforce and Innovation Summit. Hosted on March 15, 2019 at the Clark County Government Center, it was the largest student summit OWINN has held in the past two years. Plus, the summit had amazing results from students themselves that attended the event!

This summit consisted of several informative sessions where students were able to learn more about their options in the workforce field if pursuing a higher education was not a plan of theirs. Such workshops included “Securing the Bag” which detailed career advice from senior-level employers; “Position for Greatness: Hero” which guided students to understand and determine how their identity and life experiences can help them find experiences and a purpose in their community; lastly “Tips and Tricks to Stand Out” provided students with tips and methods to improve their resume and interview skills in order to be the best applicant for whatever company they apply to.

There was also a workforce expo where students were able to engage with employers and learn not only about the organizations at the summit, but discover future opportunities they may have with these organizations.

At the end of the event, students were able to enter into an OWINN prize drawing if they completed the end of summit survey. Ten students won an OWINN goodie bag and one lucky participant was able to win a Beats by Dre pill speaker. From the students’ perspectives, it was truly a fun-filled event.

If you are an employer, teacher, and/or student that was not able to attend the event this year and would like to attend our event in 2020, feel free to email us about your interest and we would love to update and remind you about the conference to come!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to email us back anytime.