Programs are conducted for area students by area business and industry leaders to teach the principles of the free enterprise system. Elementary students learn about marketing products and services to consumers. Middle School students discuss educational and career paths, and the element of risk in decision making. High School students further explore the principles of marketing.
Held annually for economics students at area high schools. This “real-world” exercise is designed to show how community infrastructure development impacts the local economy.
“Directions” is designed to help students understand that The decisions they make today can make a significant impact on future opportunities – for education, career and potential income.
Students have the opportunity to meet with professional career representatives to discuss specific aspects of their profession. Interview Workshops Interview Workshops allow students to practice their job interview skills through actual interviews with local employers.
In 1971, the Chamber added an Economic Understanding Committee and a Business Education Committee (these groups were combined in 1991 into the present Economic Education Committee) to its annual business plan. In partnership with area schools, these area Chamber business leaders design and conduct programs for both elementary and secondary students in the Greater Latrobe and Derry Area school districts, to help them learn the practical side of economic principles at work in America's free enterprise system. Today, over a thousand students from Derry Area and Greater Latrobe School Districts participate annually in over a half dozen Economic Education Committee programs.