Executive Director Diana Lachiondo says Idaho Business for Education was formed with the idea that businesses have an altruistic and economic interest in seeing a strong education system for students. From a business perspective, we communicate that education is really the best economic driver, she says.
Statewide, about 80 CEOs, company presidents, managing partners and retired executives are involved. The idea (is) that we really wanted to have folks that have executive power and who make decisions on behalf of their company, Lachiondo says.
The Boise-based group is focusing on increasing the number of adults who continue their education after high school.
I think its fairly well accepted around the state that in order for people to have a productive job or career, its just absolutely imperative these days to continue their education beyond high school, Regional Chairman Curtis Eaton says.
Lachiondo says Idahos economy will require more highly trained workers in the coming years.