Category: Education

Local Organizations Come Together to Host Second Annual Workforce Signing Day

Local Organizations Come Together to Host Second Annual Workforce Signing Day

Submitted By: Jenny Parrish “It’s not all about college. It’s not the only way to succeed in life.” said Marissa Brown, a 2021 graduate of Ida Baker. Brown was celebrated last year at Workforce Signing Day, an event championed by Bill Daubmann of MY Shower Door. Workforce Signing Day recognized the high school seniors of […]

2022 Leadership Tech Program Registration Is Now Open

2022 Leadership Tech Program Registration Is Now Open

Submitted By: Colleen Jorgensen This robust 8-month program accredited by SWFL Tech and FGCU Leadership Institute will kick off May 13th, 2022. This unique regional program is recommended for technical engineers, programmers, technicians, analysts, project and service managers, and professionals that want to gain a leadership advantage. Participation in Leadership Tech will lead to more accomplished […]

Itech Center For Manufacturing Offers Tour And Discussion On Skilled Workforce In Today’s Economy

Itech Center For Manufacturing Offers Tour And Discussion On Skilled Workforce In Today’s Economy

Local Tech College Offers Pipeline To Skilled Labor For Manufacturers Submitted By: Josh Milton It doesn’t seem today’s labor issues are going away anytime soon. Manufacturing companies need to think differently about how to obtain a skilled workforce. iTECH and their Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME), are a great Southwest Florida resource, offering a pipeline […]

GCU Helping Working Adults To Get Their Degree

GCU Helping Working Adults To Get Their Degree

Are you considering going back to school for your Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree?  My name is Casandra Sanchez.  I live locally in Lee County and I’m here to help you learn more about Grand Canyon University and start your college journey!  Grants and Scholarships Available! Program Information: All programs are completed 100% online, one class […]

Are The Black And Brown Children In East Lee And Lehigh Receiving A Free And Appropriate Education?

Are The Black And Brown Children In East Lee And Lehigh Receiving A Free And Appropriate Education?

By Denise Nystrom According to federal law every child is to receive FAPE, a free and appropriate education. If not for being an educational expert who ran the human resource departments for school districts, I may not have known when I started attending the Lee County School Board Meetings that one should be concerned about […]

Tommy Bohanon Foundation Awards $30,000 To Athletic Programs At Five Southwest Florida High Schools

Tommy Bohanon Foundation Awards $30,000 To Athletic Programs At Five Southwest Florida High Schools

The Tommy Bohanon Foundation continues to change the lives of Southwest Florida youth by awarding $30,000 to five local high schools’ athletic programs through the Tommy Bohanon Foundation Sports Equipment Grant. This year the funds will be dispersed between North Fort Myers High School, South Fort Myers High School, Dunbar High School, Riverdale High School […]

Autumn Brings Many Events To Southwest Florida

Autumn Brings Many Events To Southwest Florida

I have several exciting bits of news to share with you. First, I’d like to update you on the results of the first Southwest Florida Business Alliance luncheon we held a few weeks back. I’ve had a ton of positive phone calls and meetings since then. The word got out, and we’ve fielded interest from […]

Kindergarten Pre-Registration Opens September 27th

Kindergarten Pre-Registration Opens September 27th

By: Rob Spicker The School District of Lee County opened pre-registration today for students who will start kindergarten in August 2022. Pre-registration is available until November 30th. Signing up early allows parents to avoid the lengthy wait times often experienced during the traditional student enrollment period. “Last year we had 2,500 new kindergarten students who […]

Lehigh Acres/East Lee Prepares For The Season!

Lehigh Acres/East Lee Prepares For The Season!

By: Mike Welch As the slight feeling that the weather is turning a little cooler with a slight drop in the humidity – the “Season” is upon us. At this writing so far, we have been fortunate during this storm season that officially ends at the end of next month. Fingers crossed! THE SALVATION ARMY […]

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