The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Amber Myllo of Lebanon, Ill., to serve in the role of education coordinator.
Myllo will serve a regional representative and speaker for the Leadership Council’s Building Workforce 2030 STEM initiative that builds workforce awareness of key careers with target audiences and influencers. This program started with a primary focus on careers in manufacturing and the crafts then grew to include cyber security. Over the past 4.5 years, this effort has expanded significantly to many other STEM career fields with interactions to over 30,000 students and residents throughout Southwestern Illinois. Due to the high demand in our region for this program, the Leadership Council is proud to build a strong continuum of engagement that leads to real sustainable jobs long into the future.
“One of the top factors in retaining and attracting economic development is having a strong, productive technically skilled workforce. We are excited to have Amber join the Leadership Council as the education coordinator,” said Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois Executive Director and CEO, Ronda Sauget, D. Mgmt., MBA. “The Building Workforce 2030 initiative continues to quickly grow, and Amber’s skill set, and background will be an asset to the Leadership Council team.”
Myllo will work as a liaison between business and education by fostering and maintaining relationships with K-12, vocational and higher educational institutions with in-demand key business industry segments to ensure students consider these in-demand STEM positions and have access to certificate and training programs with local community colleges and higher education universities.
Myllo holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Arizona. She has worked in the education environment 10+ years from pre-k to high school and assisted in a program like the Building Workforce 2030 initiative in another state. Myllo looks forward to sharing her knowledge, experience, and background to the education coordinator position with the Leadership Council.
“It is exciting to see the growth of the Building Workforce 2030 program and I am honored to be given the opportunity to work with the Leadership Council,” commented Myllo. “I have a passion for education, people, and growing the workforce. This position, I feel is great fit and I look forward to meeting and growing relationships within our region in business and education.”