One Community One Goal Champions Career Connections at the NAF Mega Student Industry Conference

In partnership with the Miami-Dade County Public School System and the United Way, One Community One Goal continues to inspire high school students through its Career Connections program. 

Dr Jaap Donath Johanna Mikkola and Kevin MichaelThis initiative brings executives from the seven One Community One Goal target industries along with local entrepreneurs to high schools throughout Miami-Dade County to provide students with career guidance and career path information.

Last Tuesday, One Community One Goal took the Career Connections program to the 5th Annual MEGA NAF Student Industry Conference and hosted two panel sessions with more than 300 students. 

The first panel included entrepreneurs Johanna Mikkola, co-founder of Wyncode and Kevin Michael, Managing Partner with Invisio.  

Students at the conferenceThe second panel consisted of One Community One Goal Co-Chairs, Maria C. Alonso, President & CEO, United Way of Miami-Dade and Penny S. Shaffer, Ph.D., Market President, South Florida, Florida Blue.

Students were given the opportunity to ask the panelists career growth questions which included the importance of building relationships, the significance of community involvement and how best to use social media. 

This is another example of the how One Community One Goal is helping prepare our students for the jobs of today and tomorrow.