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Backpacks to Briefcases 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022

Time TBD

REGISTRATION CLOSED

ACCELERATE YOUR PEOPLE SKILLS

The 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 and a career pathways panel.
  • Throughout the event, 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.

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 HIGH SCHOOL 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 the B2B event can help you find your passion, plan your future, learn interview skills and prepare for success.

Plus, you’ll meet business professionals who want to help you get to the next step in your life!
Interested?
Contact your counselor to register for the 2021 Backpacks to Briefcases event!  

STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM COMING SOON

This Event Needs You

PARTICIPATE IN WORKSHOP DISCUSSIONs 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 make decisions about career pathways
  • Share your personal experiences
  • Give students a leg up on their next steps in life. Your participation makes a huge impact.

Event Sponsor
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.

REGISTER TO SPONSOR HERE

Workshop Presenter
Do you have an interesting career-readiness/workforce development workshop topic for this event? Are you a dynamic presenter? If so, we’d welcome your participation. Sign up through the link below.

REGISTER TO PRESENT A WORKSHOP HERE