Kevin Smith, a training coordinator at Ohio Stamping and Machine, leads a group of Springfield High School students around the manufacturing floor on Friday.
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

Springfield Chamber fills new job connecting Clark County schools, businesses

The Chamber of Greater Springfield has filled a new position that aims to better connect county school districts with the local business community.

Kendra Burnside, who is a counselor at Tecumseh High School, will be tasked with working with middle and high schools in the county.

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The focus will be on workforce readiness and building employer connections, according to Amy Donahoe, director of Workforce Development with the Chamber of Greater Springfield.

Burnside is expected to start in her new role at the end of June. She will be working, initially with, counselors at each of the county school districts as well as local employers.

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Her new role will be as the Talent and Education Coordinator for the Chamber of Greater Springfield’s workforce and economic development team.

Burnside will also be tasked with working and coordinating with a similar position at the Springfield City School District, Donahoe added.

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