There will be no class in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District on Monday, Oct. 14—for students, anyway.
But staff, parents, business owners and other parties interested in the field of career planning and preparation, especially regarding the energy field and manufacturing, are invited to the Baldwin High School auditorium for a presentation by Bill Flanagan that morning.
Flanagan, an executive vice president of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, who, according to the district website, has done extensive work in career planning, will speak from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
As president of The Pittsburgh G-20 Partnership in 2009, Flanagan helped to organize the public-private partnership of organizations from across southwestern Pennsylvania that came together to welcome the world for the Pittsburgh Summit. The Allegheny Conference was one of the four founding organizations of the partnership.
Baldwin's auditorium seats approximately 1,000 people, with district staff expected to take up about one-third of those seats. But the other seats are open to all on Monday morning, district residents or not.
"I am not sure we all know exactly what it (manufacturing) really is," Baldwin-Whitehall Superintendent Dr. Randal A. Lutz said in an email encouraging attendance, "but we need to know.
"As parents, we are in a position of great influence over our children and their decisions. (Although, on some days, it really does not seem like it.) We need to understand the economy and job market, not only for today but for years to come.
"Mr. Flanagan has done extensive work in this area. His conversations are interesting, compelling and motivating."
There is no requirement to RSVP, but district officials would prefer that. You can contact Lutz's office at 412-884-6300 to RSVP or if you have any questions.