Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today signed a proclamation designating October 19 as Vermont Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Day in Vermont, recognizing the organizations’ commitment to developing a skilled future workforce of Vermont students.
“For years, Vermont saw a decline in its workforce even while employers have continued to offer good jobs,” said Scott. “That’s why expanding Vermont’s workforce has been a top priority of my Administration, as we work to grow the economy and create more opportunity for Vermonters. Ensuring young Vermonters have the skills and jobs necessary to live and work in Vermont after school is critical to our efforts, so I’m pleased to recognize FBLA and DECA for their work in this area.”
Vermont DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in high schools and colleges for jobs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management sectors. DECA hosts conferences in Vermont and around the country focused on leadership and career development skills.
Vermont FBLA is focused on “preparing and inspiring students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.” The nonprofit organization engages students in middle school, high school and college for success in the business sector. FBLA hosts competitive events and conferences in Vermont and nationwide to bring together business and education in a positive working relationship.
Governor Scott and his Administration have prioritized initiatives to strengthen and expand Vermont’s workforce, working to help more Vermonters gain the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century economy, while focusing on a pipeline from school to work. Initiatives include building a cradle-to-career education system with increased investment in childcare, technical and trades training and higher education; helping more people – including retirement-age Vermonters and those in recovery – to re-enter the workforce; and making it easier for military servicemen and women to transition to civilian careers in Vermont.
Click here to learn more about Governor Scott’s workforce initiatives.
Click here to view the FBLA/DECA Day proclamation.
Source: Governor 10.19.2018