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2024 State of Education

2024 State of Education

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Event Program

January 31st, 4:30pm - 6:30pm, Santa Maria Inn


Welcoming Remarks
Molly Schiff, Director of Advocacy & Initiatives, Santa Maria Valley Chamber

State of Education Presentation (Download the presentation here)
Dr. Susan Salcido, Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools

Business Panel Discussion on Workforce Development Programs & their impact on local industries
Andrew Rice, Vice President of Field Operations and Product Supply, California Giant Berry Farms

Matt Hart, Director of Harvest Automation, Betteravia Farms
Moderated by:
Dr. Kevin Walthers, Superintendent & President, Allan Hancock College

Roundtable discussions on local workforce development challenges

Closing Remarks

Happy Hour & Networking

Enjoy drinks & appetizers and be sure to visit our partner tables to learn about local workforce & education programs and how you can get involved!

Presenter Information

Education and Workforce Development Programs & Partners

Click the links below to learn more about some of our education and workforce development partners who presented  or had an informational table at today's event:

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