LOMPOC A free summit later this month is designed to build relationships between Lompoc’s education and business communities.
“Pathways to Preparedness 2.0” will take place on April 25 at the Dick DeWees Community Center 1120 W. Ocean Ave.
The event begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The summit is organized by the Lompoc Economic Development Committee, Lompoc Unified School District, the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau and Allan Hancock College as a day to “connect the dots in Lompoc for student success.”
The first summit was held in the fall of 2017, as participants worked to identify gaps in the community’s educational sector. The summit’s attendees determined the community needed more internships and other experiences in order for students to successfully transition into the local workforce.
The keynote speaker for the day is former Lompoc City Councilwoman Ashley Costa. Ms. Costa is the executive director of the Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization, or LVCHO and is also a local small business owner.