Leadership Dayton class of 2014 takes aim at our economic future

DAYTON, Ohio (June 2014) – Leadership Dayton Class 2014 engaged in a project to assist Montgomery County Future (MCOFuture) in workforce development.  Specifically, class members researched and identified skills required for success in one of the identified growth sectors, information technology (IT).

MCOFuture is a task force that was formed to benchmark successful, like-sized communities to determine what common factors exist that could help shape Montgomery County’s future.  Leadership Dayton 2014 class representatives, working with MCOFuture, identified a need to research area companies with significant IT needs to assess skills required for success in that field.  Class members participated in interviews with key employers of IT employees in the area and presented their findings to MCOFuture.

Through these interviews and additional research, the 2014 Leadership Dayton Class identified that among the many excellent career preparation programs in the Miami Valley, there was one thing lacking – mentors. Every member of the 2014 class signed up to donate time and real-world expertise to help colleges, technical schools, high schools, nonprofits and entry level employers better equip the young workforce through a wide variety of sessions such as networking, resume and cover letter writing, and interview skills.  The Leadership Dayton Class 2014 hopes this Career Resource Guide will be a great tool for the Dayton community for years to come.