[ NOTE: The below was copied from an email sent from Mr. Bambenek to me ]
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER JOHN BAMBENEK TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE WITH TRADE UNIONS ON UNIT 4 REFERENDUM ON MARCH 12 AT 8:30 AM
Bambenek and Union Leaders to Discuss Educational Programming Changes to Help Children be More Competitive in Today’s Job Market
Champaign, Il – Champaign Unit 4 school board member John Bambenek will hold a press conference with trade union leaders on March 12 at 8:30am to discuss to upcoming Unit 4 referendum and what it will mean for educational programming to help high school graduates be ready for the 21st century job market.
“This referendum is not just about 4 walls and a building. It’s about changing the direction of public education in Champaign and making sure our graduates have access to 21st century educational programs like career technology so they can graduate our schools and go on to good paying jobs that we can’t fill today. What a yes vote on the referendum means is new educational programs that end with good paying jobs going to our children raised her in Champaign instead of having to look to other communities to fill our skills gap,” said Bambenek.
John recently met with the local Building Trades council to share thoughts on better preparing Champaign students for adult lift. The event will be held at the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union 149 building at 1005 N Dunlap in Savoy in their shop training area. The press conference will begin at 8:30 am.
Note: John Bambenek will be speaking in his political/non-governmental capacity and his views are his own and do not represent those of the Board of Education as a whole or of the Unit 4 administration.