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Career Nexus: Forging Business and Student Partnerships

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Dear Valued Industry Leader,

As the world stands at the precipice of numerous advancements and changes, our high school students face pivotal decisions about their futures. Many grapple with uncertainties regarding their career paths, seeking alignment between their skills, passions, and the rapidly evolving professional landscape. At the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation (MVEF), we view this as an opportunity to mold our students into the future workforce pipeline, priming them to drive our industries forward.

In collaboration with Mt. Vernon High School, we’re establishing platforms to inspire and guide these young minds. On Thursday, October 19th, we organized a panel discussion for our 9th-grade freshman class. This will be followed by the launch of our 2023-24 High School Career Exploration Program Series on Wednesday, October 25th, spotlighting the critical nature of post-high school education.

Our vision is clear: to mold these young minds into dynamic leaders for tomorrow’s industries. However, this aspiration requires the collective expertise of professionals like you. Hence, we’re inviting you to participate as a guest speaker, offering insights from your journey and enlightening our students about the vast professional horizons ahead.

Key Details:

Venue: MVHS Auditorium

Audience: 350+ eager students

Format: A panel discussion, followed by round table interactions

Time: 9 AM – 12 PM (Panelist Speaking: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM)

The strength of a community lies in its foresight and preparations for the future. By collaborating, we can ensure our students are not only academically prepared but also industry-ready, equipped with the skills and vision to lead.

If our mission resonates with you and you’re interested in joining us, or if you need more information about the MV Career Expo or other participation opportunities, please contact me at or 765.462.6313. For promotional purposes, a short biography and photograph would be highly appreciated.

Here’s How You Can Help:

  1. Participate in the 9th Grade Panel on October 19, 2023
  2. Participate in Career Fair in the afternoon of October 19, 2023
  3. Join the Career Exploration 23-24 Program panel program.
  4. Offer mentorship or apprenticeship programs for our students.

If you fit any of these roles or can recommend someone who does, please consider connecting with us using the form below. Your support can pave the way for the future workforce. Together, let’s shape the leaders of tomorrow.


Renee Oldham

Mt. Vernon Education Foundation

MVHS/MVEF Participation Form:

Company Name: ___________________________

Contact Name: ___________________________

E-mail: ___________________________

Phone Number: ___________________________

I would like to participate in:

October 19th Freshman Career Exploration Program

9 AM – 12 PM

20 minutes allocated per Indiana Graduation Pathway. Each segment, led by 3-4 industry experts, will discuss career prerequisites:

  • Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication
  • Health Sciences AND Human Services
  • STEM, Aviation, Welding
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

I would like to participate in the afternoon of October 19th for the Career Fair.

Questions, please contact Jordan Gerbsch,

Career Exploration Program Panelist (Please check your availability):

  • October 25
  • November 8
  • January 17
  • Feb 21
  • April 10

I would like to offer mentorship or apprenticeship programs to our students. Please send me additional information

Additional Comments

Please complete the form and return it by October 10, 2023 or contact us at your earliest convenience to secure your participation. Your collaboration can create a significant impact on our students’ futures.