Educate. Empower. Employ.
    Support the youth in your community by sponsoring our career-connected learning programs. By investing in these programs, you can help ensure that students graduate with the necessary academic, technical, and professional skills to become effective employees, benefiting both their futures and the local workforce.

    Your sponsorship will provide invaluable experiences, mentorship, and industry exposure for students, preparing them for the demands of the workforce. By supporting career-connected learning, you contribute to a thriving community where businesses flourish and local talent shines.

    Why Career-Connected Learning Matters

    Career-connected learning is more than just a buzzword; it's the key to nurturing the next generation of talent and ensuring that our industries continue to thrive. By supporting this initiative, you not only invest in the growth of your own business but also contribute to the development of a skilled workforce. Here's how:

    • Talent Pipeline: Access to a pool of skilled and motivated young professionals who can bring fresh ideas and energy to your organization.
    • Community Engagement: Demonstrating your commitment to the community and being a responsible corporate citizen can enhance your brand's reputation.
    • Economic Growth: As the business community thrives, the entire local economy benefits, creating a cycle of growth that benefits everyone.
    • Future-Proofing: Preparing the workforce of tomorrow ensures the long-term sustainability of your industry.

    Stand out as a champion of youth development and community advancement by becoming a sponsor today! Your contribution will enable us to expand our programs and wrap-around services to engage more youth and create lasting change. Together, we can build a brighter future for our communities.

    Your sponsorship will help to support these annual programs, offered to students across the 11-county region of Southeast Minnesota:
    • SE Minnesota Post-Secondary Festival
    • Manufacturing Month
    • Healthcare Month
    • #IAMCTE Campaign
    • STEM Forward Educator Forum & TechFest
    • FutureForward Career and College Fair
    • Outstanding Educator Awards
    • Industry Partnership of the Year Awards
    • SE MN Welding Competition
    • Internship Fairs
    We would love to discuss how you can get involved and the specific benefits of partnering with us. Let's explore how we can make a positive impact together, just like Travis and McNeilus Steel have done. 
    Want to Chat? Contact Sarah Ness at sness@ssc.coop or 507-281-6678.

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