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30 Under 30 Speakers Bureau

30 Under 30 Speakers Bureau – Workforce Development

The objective of the 30 Under 30 Speakers Bureau is to recruit, train and equip a diverse group of young professionals to provide interactive, energetic presentations in 7th through 12th-grade classrooms with an emphasis on career pathways, personal responsibility, and work-ready soft skills.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Diversity to compliment/identify with the student population
  • Local grads would be a plus
  • All education levels (not all college grads)
  • Variety of professions; STEM and CTE careers a plus

Training/Equipping Standard Practices (GBP to train YP presenters)

  • Greeting/Handshake/eye contact with all students
  • Relate presentation to current classroom instruction
  • Demonstrate good/bad examples of First Impressions (dress attire, timeliness, posture)
  • Workplace speak/workplace etiquette
  • How to be part of a solution (not a complainer or just pointing out what is wrong)

Goals & Measures of Success:

  • Twelve (12) of school presentations by Dec. 2020
  • Speakers in every school district in Des Moines County (public and private)
  • Survey teachers to evaluate the effectiveness of the program


For more information on the 30 Under 30 Speakers Bureau initiative please contact Dustin Roth.

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