South Central Service Cooperative (SCSC) to be honored with the Brian Fazio Business Education Partnership Award for Career Navigator Online Program

SCSC, along with business partners, Lime Valley Advertising and Otto Media Group, and education partner, South Central College, will receive the 2021 Brian Fazio Business Education Partnership Award as part of the Greater Mankato Business Awards and Hall of Fame.

From the nomination form: "The partners collaborated to develop an online career information tool suitable for use during the Covid-19 pandemic. In previous years, the Career Navigator Program has provided valuable career exposure to 9th grade students during an in person, on campus event. In 2020–2021, to accommodate the distance learning needs of students and deliver a quality program that provides an impactful experience, the Career Navigator Program changed to an online format.

"The online format involved gathering content from participating business and industry partners in pre-recorded videos and making it only available to participating schools, teachers and students on a private website. All content was written and produced for the Career Navigator Program to expose students to various business environments, career opportunities, and career fields.

"At the previous on-campus event, students were limited to three sessions. Thanks to the new online format, students may choose the presentations that they participate in without viewing limitations. Additionally, the online format provides the opportunity for students to share presentations of interest with parents, making the experience extremely valuable."

SCSC and its partners will be honored at the Greater Mankato Business Awards and Hall of Fame ceremony on November 9, 2021. Congratulations to everyone involved in this impactful project!