February 17, 2012
Governor Eddie Baza Calvo is urging Guam’s residents, especially all those interested in helping to strengthen Guam’s workforce, to attend the island’s first Career Technical Education Summit, sponsored by the Office of Senator Sam Mabini.
Senator Mabini is an advocate of local workforce development and career and technical education initiatives.  Her efforts are driven by a mission she shares with Governor Calvo to give students and Guam’s young adults an opportunity to strengthen their skills and knowledge so they can find rewarding careers on Guam.
“I thank Senator Mabini for taking action and moving our education and workforce development initiatives forward,” Governor Calvo said.  “She’s part of a great group of leaders who are not just talking about improving education, they’re rolling up their sleeves and making things happen.”
The Career and Technical Education Summit begins tonight, February 17, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the University of Guam Lecture Hall with a keynote address from Dr. Frankie Santos Laanan.  Dr. Laanan’s research includes studies on college access, college impact, minority students and higher education, and the impact community colleges have on society and individuals.
The summit will open discussions and allow attendees to begin dialogue on ways to improve and establish new career and technical education programs.  The goal is to help solve workforce and education issues so that Guam’s students are better prepared for post-secondary education and employment.
Senator Mabini’s Career and Technical Education Summit will continue at the Guam Community College at 8 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2012 with additional presentations and discussions.
For more information, please call Senator Sam Mabini’s Office at 478-4726.


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