EDTalk® on How COVID Shaped the Future of Career Readiness

Event details

  • Tuesday | May 25, 2021
  • 1:00 pm
  • Virtual Zoom Conference
  • 304-342-7850

Each year The Education Alliance hosts two regional EDTalk® events across West Virginia. Each event is an education-based speaker series designed to engage business, education, and community leaders in innovative discussions about connecting education, jobs and West Virginia’s future from diverse perspectives. In 2020, The Education Alliance began hosting virtual EDTalks® by Zoom on supporting public education during the COVID-19 crisis in West Virginia.

Join The Education Alliance on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 1:00-2:30 pm, for an innovative discussion on raising career awareness during COVID through virtual internships. This event is open to the public with free registration.


The EDTalks® event will feature three panels discussions:

Business Panel

  • Srini Matam, Toyota Motor Manufacturing WV
  • Amanda McDaniel, Shenandoah Planing Mills

Educator Panel

  • Shawn Hawkins, Independence High School
  • Denise Brindley, Capital High School

Student Intern Panel

  • Herbert Hoover High School
  • Capital High School
  • St. Albans High School
  • Independence High School

The 2021 EDTalks® speaker series is sponsored by Jackson Kelly and Toyota Motor Manufacturing WV. For more information or to register online, contact Olivia McCuskey at olivia@educationalliance.org or 304-342-7850 ext. 7. To watch previous EDTalks, visit EducationAlliance.org/EDTalks.

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