Enterprise/Gateway Council Hosts BOOST Summit Friday

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Enterprise/Gateway Council will host the fifth annual BOOST Summit Friday.  

Panelists will include: Sheila Boyington, Thinking Media; Roger Layne, East Tech Company; Jamie Woodson, SCORE (State Collaborative on Reforming Education); Tracey Carisch, STEM Innovation Hub and Robert Denn, Chattanooga State Community College. 

BOOST (Business Owners Opportunity for Success Today) will feature a forum with a panel discussion on the topic: “BOOST Into the Future: Changing the Vision of Success,” to explore the skills and qualities business leaders expect and the direction education must take to prepare students to become qualified members of the workforce. 

 The Summit will be from 8-10 a.m. at Volkswagen Chattanooga’s Academy Conference Center at 7469 Volkswagen Dr.

 


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