“The Lake Norman Education Collaborative speed networking event provides opportunities for students to interact with professionals in career areas of interest,” says Melinda Bales, Huntersville town commissioner and co-chairperson of the collaborative with Steve Gilbert from Omega Learning. “It helps give students a better understanding of the day-to-day challenges they will encounter in that field. It also gives business leaders an opportunity to plant seeds of interest in their companies and also access their future talent pool.”
“Because of your belief in Hopewell and our kids, you produced a really impactful event for our students,” says Hopewell Principal J. Dino Gisiano. “Each one of our students now has a different view of the world ahead of them. That is because of each of you and the wonderful community partners you were able to bring to the table … literally.”
Lunch was provided to the participating businesses by Tenders Fresh Foods in Cornelius, along with Hawthorne’s Pizza and Pinky’s Westside Grill in Huntersville.