GRHRA March 17 Meeting - Bridging the Workforce Skills Gap: A Real-World Solution

Join us for an opportunity to learn how a real-world approach to work-readiness can help students become better prepared to contribute to their employers' success.

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Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Location: Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University
Times:  Doors open at 11:00 AM  | Meal served at 11:20 | Business Meeting | Presentation at Noon
Cost: $15 for ALL GRHRA members (RSVP by end of day March 9 to avoid late charge)| $30 for GUESTS


NOTE: There is no longer a "pay at the door" option. All RSVP's must be submitted and paid for on-line with a credit card before the meeting. Due to the cost of credit card processing, refunds or credits are NOT available for missed meetings.  

Educators, businesses, and nonprofit education organizations have an opportunity to solve a problem facing American businesses.  Graduating students are inadequately prepared to contribute to their employers’ success because they lack 21st century skills.  Learn how a real-world approach to work-readiness can make a positive impact on the next generation of students entering the workforce. 


Barbara A. VenHorst is the President of Junior Achievement of the Heartland.  Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing effective programs that equip our youth to become the next generation of productive employees employers are seeking.  Under her reign, JA of the Heartland has been recognized by Junior Achievement USA as a Summit Award recipient. The criteria for the award is based on the organization’s financial solvency, program quality, management effectiveness, and program growth for four consecutive years.  

Prior to leading JA of the Heartland, VenHorst served as Senior Director, Investor Relations for McDonald’s Corporation.  She also held various management positions at Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Co., the predecessor to MidAmerican Energy Co.  A native of the Quad-Cities, VenHorst received a degree in business from Drake University and earned her CPA certification.  

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