Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce visits DCTC campus
Sponsored by the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce and Dakota County Technical College, a group of approximately 40 area business leaders, including Lakeville Works investors, toured the college’s campus Wednesday afternoon, January 22, 2020.
The event’s welcome and overview were provided by Krista Jech, Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism president, and Michael Berndt, interim president of DCTC and Inver Hills Community College. A panel discussion in the Dakota Room was moderated by Michael Berndt.
DCTC panelists included:
- Mary Jo Gardner, K12 Partnerships
- Jessica Ayub, Career Services Director
- Mike Opp, Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs
- Harold Torrence, Business Faculty
- Scott Gunderson, Business Faculty
- Steve Lommen, Customized Training Representative
- Heath Baumgard, Director of Recruitment & Admissions
Lakeville Works Industry Tour gallery
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More about Lakeville Works…
- Assisting area employers
- Recruiting qualified applicants
- Training workers
- Encouraging advancement on a career pathway
- Retaining employees
Krista Jech, Chamber president, reported that over the last two years the Lakeville Area Chamber has really started to focus on workforce issues within the community.
“Through our Lakeville Works program, we are partnering with Lakeville Area Schools, the City of Lakeville and education-for-employment institutions like DCTC to connect current and future workforces to industries and career opportunities available in their own backyard,” Krista said. “In addition, we are working to help our employers in both their recruiting and retention efforts through connections to local resources and experts who can guide them through successful strategies in this changing job market.”
More about the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce…¹
The Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce has been representing the interests of the local business community for more than 70 years. The Chamber of Commerce is not a civic club, charitable organization or department of city government, but rather a private, nonprofit, tax-paying corporation. We continue to unite hundreds of businesses and professional firms that create a centered, unique agency.
Over the years, the Chamber has become a vehicle through which professionals can work for the common good of the Lakeville community. Our members know that by working together, we can improve the business climate, recruit and retain businesses, attract visitors to the area, and influence legislation that supports these goals.
Learn more about Lakeville Works by contacting:
Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
Learn more about the Lakeville Works Industry Tour by contacting:
Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications