Press Conference held Thursday, May 5 at 4pm in the Oakley Lindsay Center Lobby

Adams County, IL – Workforce Development Partners on the Career Guidance Team held a press conference on Thursday, May 5 at 4pm in the Oakley Lindsay Center Lobby to express appreciation to regional teachers for their help with youth work readiness initiatives in recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

In April, participating teachers were thanked for their partnership with the Career Guidance Team and encouraged to submit their information for a chance at an appreciation prize – a basket filled with free certificates and merchandise from local businesses. The winning teacher was presented their prize at the press conference.

Marcel Wagner, GREDF President provided an introduction, and Meghan Townley, of Quincy Public Schools/one of three (3) co-chairs of the Career Guidance Team presented the teacher appreciation prize. The winner was Jill Steinkamp of Washington Elementary.

Born out of the Workforce Summit a few years prior, the Career Guidance Team is sponsored by the following partners:  Great River Economic Development Foundation, John Wood Community College, Quincy University, United Way of Adams County, Inc., West Central Region Ed. For Employment System #240, and Workforce Board of Western Illinois.  

The Career Guidance Team mission is to Encourage, Educate & Connect: Encourage and foster awareness of careers; educate youth and job seekers about area career opportunities; build connections between families and local employers.

For more information regarding Career Guidance Team initiatives, contact Joi Cuartero Austin at GREDF (217) 223-4313.

Great River Economic Development Foundation is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization with a mission to maintain and improve the economic vitality of Quincy and Adams County, IL through the retention and expansion of existing businesses and the attraction of new businesses to our communities.