Inaugural summit sparks collaboration with area high school business and technology teachers

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville hosted the inaugural Southern Wisconsin Business Education Summit on Feb. 15. Organized by UW-Platteville’s School of Business, the event welcomed business and technology teachers from 18 area schools, who discussed current and future trends in business and how they impact their approach to teaching high school students.

Les Hollingsworth, director of the School of Business, discussed the skills that high school students should focus on to prepare them for college studies and business careers. Additional School of Business faculty discussed their area of expertise: Mary Bartling, associate professor, discussed supply chain, production operations and data analysis; Dr. George Krueger, professor, discussed marketing and entrepreneurship; Daniel Nugent, assistant professor, discussed finance and accounting; and Dr. Caryn Stanley, associate professor, discussed management and human resources.

Dr. Austin Rickels, assistant professor in the UW-Platteville School of Education, presented an interactive look at his research and experience in the area of resiliency and how it relates to students.

The event was organized with assistance from CESA 3, and organizers expect to plan more summits and similar opportunities for collaboration with area high schools in the future.