MARSHALL (KMHL) – Marshall Public School officials held a community feedback session with business and community leaders focused on career and technical education programming.

Marshall School District Superintendent Jeremy Williams said the discussion centered around existing job opportunities in the community that are hard to fill, what training is needed for those jobs, and how schools can help prepare students for those jobs.

“Fostering business and community partnerships is an essential way to meet the needs of our community and help prepare our students for life after high school,” said Williams.

Community members at the meeting, said they feel there are many businesses would be excited to work with the schools as many are in need of candidates for open positions.

School officials plan to take the feedback from the meeting to plan the next steps, where to develop CTE programming and will reach out to business leaders to form additional partnerships with schools.