Linking business owners to high school students aren’t always easy, so we help bridge those connections with the annual CareerCon. This half-day event — which features a partnership by the Chamber, the College of Staten Island, St. John’s University, Wagner College, the New York City Department of Education, and other Staten Island and city organizations — works as a prosperous two-way street for businesses and students.
On the business side, owners learn about various internship programs, training methods, and resources provided by Staten Island’s schools. On the flip side, students gain real-world experience and advice plus listen to presentations from business professionals from all different sectors.
The event has blossomed into a welcomed attraction to the calendar and become bigger and better. The annual affair attracts nearly 100 employers and over 800 students.