YouScience program helps students identify career paths, local opportunities
5 Aug 2021
As the school districts across Springfield and Clark County work hard to provide strong, quality education to students, there’s a disconnect between the talent grown locally and the talent retained locally.
“We know that currently, 56 percent of the working population in Clark County travels outside our community to work,” says Amy Donahue, director of workforce development for The Greater Springfield Partnership. “We know that a lot of people who live here don’t work here. And even though there are people coming from other places to work in Clark County, it’s not enough people to balance it out.”
Donahue says for the last decade, part of her role has included investigating different kinds of career interest surveys to try to find a way to help retain talent and keep students here after they graduate.