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February 2022 Roundtable Call: ETD Division


There are many ways chambers host work-based learning initiatives, from running internship programs to coordinating opportunities in their communities. Some chambers are working closely with school districts and employers to transform the structure and curriculum for students using models like Ford Next Generation Learning. Transforming education systems takes time and concerted efforts from stakeholders. Join this roundtable call to learn how Commerce Lexington (Ky.) built deep relationships and worked with their school systems to create greater skills alignment with in-demand careers in their region. Come ready to discuss small and large ways you are partnering with educators and get feedback on how to overcome challenges.

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  • Betsy Dexter

    Betsy Dexter joined Commerce Lexington in August 2015 as the Executive Director of The Business & Education Network (BEN). BEN’s mission is to create, attract and sustain a globally skilled workforce to meet the needs of the region's existing and target industries. Before coming to Commerce Lexington, Betsy spent three years with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce as a Manager of Public Affairs specializing in Education and Workforce Policy. Prior to her work with the Chamber she was a Field Representative for former Congressman Ben Chandler where she represented the Congressman throughout the 6th district of Kentucky.In April 2015, she completed a yearlong fellowship with the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives where she worked to develop strategies for improving talent pipelines in Kentucky. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and currently resides in Lexington.

February 24, 2022
Thu 2:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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Rumsha Ahmed