CONYERS -- Area businesses, local organizations and community members are invited to get more involved in education.
For the fifth year, the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce will hold its Engage in Education event, I Can Do That!
"Education is one of top 3 economic drivers," said Scott Hartsell, education committee chair for the Chamber. "In order for us to have a qualified workforce, we need businesses and the local community involved to help guide the direction of these students."
The event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Rockdale Career Academy, which is located at 1064 Culpepper Drive, off Parker Road, in Conyers. It includes a lunch prepared by RCA culinary arts students.
At the event, students and current businesses partners will talk about their experience volunteering and assisting schools and present to guests opportunities available to the community.
Opportunities include Partners in Education, mentoring, work-based learning, academic boosters, the Foundation for Excellence in Education and the Parent Advisory Council, among others.
In addition to services like mentoring, Hartsell hopes that businesses will help show students their businesses and provide them information about having the right skills and why they are studying certain topics.
"We need to show them the benefits of what we have to offer and get them to understand what it takes to work today," he said.
After the event, a tour of RCA is available.
It is sponsored by the Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council.
Guests must RSVP to the event by Thursday by registering online at www.conyers-rockdale.com or by e-mail to email@example.com.