Lake Shore to host speaker on workforce readiness

ANGOLA — Do high school students have any idea how much technology will impact their lives … and their livelihoods? They will if Lake Shore Central Schools and the Digital Citizenship Institute have anything to say about it.

The school is inviting students, parents, businesses and the school-community to “Future Workforce Readiness: An Evening with Brad Waid” from 6-8 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the High School. Mr. Waid is an International speaker and one of the world’s top authorities on augmented reality/virtual reality/extreme reality and artificial intelligence. He will share his insights on how technology is impacting humanity in all areas of industry and education. As an influencer, educator and industry leader in educational technology, 21st century learning, culture and innovation, augmented reality & emerging technologies, he offers perspectives that are both broad and deep.

Meanwhile, local businesses are invited to provide a “boots on the ground” perspective on the technology they are using and the skills their employees must have. “The purpose of the ‘Future Workforce Readiness’ event is to raise students’ understanding of how technology is shaping their future in the workforce,” explains district technology integrator Michael Drezek. He and fellow technology integrator Deann Poleon, and Leadership in Action advisor Jeff Connors, want to share with parents, teachers, and students insights about how technology is being used, and is expected to be used, in industry’s evolving landscape. “This will give students insight into the skills needed to be career-ready and future-ready,” said Mrs. Poleon.

Participating companies will have a table in the school cafe where attendees can engage in discussions about skills needed to be successful at local companies, as well as the power of social media in the hiring process.

The evening is part of a joint two-day program conducted by the Lake Shore Leadership in Action and Lake Shore Technology Integration programs and the Digital Citizenship Institute, which is committed to promoting social good through the use of social media and technology.


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