"Rural schools are leading the way." -U.S. Senator Mike Braun
Senator Braun and his team recently reached out and asked to visit Patriot Manufacturing and OVHS was happy to host the event.
Local industry partners and workforce leaders were on hand to discuss the importance of collaboration between schools and businesses to prepare students for life following graduation.
The following industry partners and workforce development groups were on hand for the discussion with Senator Braun:
Dave Lessard, VP & GM, Cook, Inc.-Spencer
John Hauser, VP & GM, Boston Scientific
Michi McClaine, VP of Talent Development, ROI
Emily Menkedick, Education Specialist, ROI
Derek Morgan, JAG/School Board President
Brady Tragesser, Director of Special Education, S-OCS
Moriah Sowders, Communications, Boston Scientific
Tawnya Wood, Administrative Assistant/Team Lead, Cook, Inc.
Marce King, CEO, Owen County Chamber of Commerce
Anton Neff, Owen County Councilman
Nikki Jagow, Senior Mgmt. Skills Alignment, Conexus
Rhonda Schafer, Teacher, OVHS
Steve Livington, Teacher, OVHS
Robert Boltinghouse, Principal, OVHS
Kris Samick, Director of Communications, S-OCS
Andy Cline, Superintendent, S-OCS