Chattanooga Chamber and Hamilton County Schools Announce Get (Future) Ready

The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Hamilton County Department of Education, will host Get (Future) Ready on Jan. 12, 13.

The annual event provides eighth-grade students in Hamilton County middle schools with the opportunity to explore a breadth of career areas. This fair brings students together with local professionals to discuss their career interests and gain deeper insight into the relevance of their studies. The primary focus is to showcase a broad spectrum of possible careers, and to prepare students for participation in a Future Ready Institute as they begin their high school career.

Offered in 13 local high schools, Future Ready Institutes provide students with small learning cohorts with career, theme-based teaching, and learning beginning in ninth grade. Future Ready Institutes’ principles include engaging instruction, partnerships beyond school and a postsecondary jump start.

“Get Future Ready is a great opportunity for local employers to engage with our talent development efforts and ensure that our talent pipeline is prepared for the challenges of tomorrow’s marketplace,” said Charles Wood, Chattanooga Chamber Vice President of Economic Development.

Learn more about Future Ready Institutes, here.

For more information about Get (Future) Ready, including volunteer opportunities or securing a booth for your company during the event, please contact Cathy Humble with the Chamber’s Talent and Public Policy initiatives at 423.488.2976 or [email protected].

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