The Adams County Commissioners’ Backpacks to Briefcases (B2B) exists to help high school students make a graceful transition into the real world of work or continuing education. Rarely are any of us given the opportunity to be guided through the Do’s and Don’ts of life.
B2B provides a unique tool-belt of How-To’s for life outside of school. The event is divided into workshops, networking, and a 3-course etiquette meal.
Throughout the day, students discover how to network, how to dress for success and make positive first impressions. For many students, this is the first time they hear about earning power and goal setting. It may be their first opportunity to meet directly with professionals, too.
Following the workshops, students are given an etiquette lesson over a 3-course meal. Meanwhile, business professionals host the tables and help students navigate expectations of the real-world-of-work.
This event is a success because of the community support it receives.
See how you can participate.
EXPAND THE BOXES BELOW TO SEE HOW TO SEE HOW YOU CAN PLAY A ROLE IN PREPARING HS GRADUATES FOR "WHAT'S NEXT"
Employers across the state tell us that their number one concern with new employees is a lack of soft-skills. In the era of texting and technology, students aren't as equipped to communicate effectively in a business setting. Additionally, many of our students have never experienced a professional setting and lack an understanding of employer expectations, beyond soft skills.
Help promote B2B to your students and give them a leg-up on preparing for life after high school--whether it's their next college interview or applying for a job.
This event is designed to help you navigate life after high school. Let’s face it, how many of us actually know what we need to do to make it in the real world? Participating in this event will equip you for everything from how to dress for the job you want, how to set goals, what makes a good first impression and how to use table manners to your advantage during an interview…or even a date.
Plus, you’ll meet business professionals who want to help you get to the next step in your life! Interested? Contact your counselor for more information about the 2017 event on April 17! Registration will be open March 1st.
REGISTER NOW TO HOST A TABLE, OFFER A NETWORKING KIOSK, OR PARTICIPATE IN A SECTOR PANEL DISCUSSION WITH STUDENTS! Business knows better than anyone: high school and college graduates are not entering the workforce prepared. This event presents an opportunity for business to get involved and do something about the skills deficit. Help students navigate the world of workforce professionalism.
Engage with students
Help them refine their resumes
Help them make decisions about career pathways
Share your personal experiences
Learn etiquette tips together
Give students a leg up on their next steps in life.Your participation makes a huge impact.
ACEC is looking for businesses interested in supporting B2B at the event level! Event sponsors allow us to offer the event to more students and provide wider and deeper career development opportunities.
Table Host Sponsor
As a table host, your contribution pays for eight, 3-course meals (yours and 7 students). Table hosts mentor students before and during the etiquette luncheon. Feel free to join in any of the workshops earlier in the day to further engage with students.
Do you have an interesting career-readiness/workforce development workshop topic for this event? Are you a dynamic presenter? If your workshop suggestion fits the bill, as thanks for your valued contribution of time and talent, your lunch is on us and you'll get to host a table of seven students.
2017 Backpacks to Briefcases Sponsor Registration
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