Missouri Governor Scheduled for Upcoming NEBA Meeting
Missouori Gov. Mike Parson will address the Northland Education and Business Alliance at their March 3 meeting in Pleasant Valley..
The governor recorded a message for NEBA’s Nov. 18 virtual career fair, which drew more than 2,500 students. He was so impressed by NEBA’s workforce efforts, he asked to address the group.
“He was just really impressed with what we’ve done and wants to meet,” explained David Slater, executive Director of the Clay County Economic Development Council, a NEBA affiliate. “I think part of it is that he wants to give you a ‘job well done.’” Slater noted that workforce development is one of Gov. Parson’s priorities.
NEBA Co-chair Brian Noller said the March 2 meeting will be held at the KC Tech Academy, which is moving to the former Early Childhood Education Center in Pleasant Valley Feb. 1. The Academy is another workforce effort supported by the EDC.
The meeting will be held in person and via Zoom videoconference. More information will be shared when available.
The group also discussed a virtual business roundtable tentatively set for Feb. 3. The event would provide an opportunity for business owners and representatives to present information to educators and help NEBA identify workforce issues to address. Initial plans call for a format similar to the Nov. 18 career fair.
Other topics included a NEBA rebranding effort to better communicate the organization’s goals. A contest to design a new logo drew 40 submissions from 25 area high school students. Their submissions may be viewed at this link.