Thanks to site hosts and sponsors, TFIM’s annual two-day Student Leadership Conference kicks off April 20

Our annual two-day Student Leadership Conference for The Future Is Mine (TFIM) kicks off Thursday morning with site visits to 16 different employers and support from dozens of others.

Please join us in shout out to the companies and organizations opening their doors and/or providing financial support so that 350 students from nearly 30 high schools can explore careers and get Ready for the Future, the theme for this year’s event.

Our financial sponsors this year are:  American Eagle Outfitters; Art Institute of Pittsburgh; Comcast; Dollar Bank; Duquesne Light Company; Eat n’ Park; the Education Foundation; Highmark; HM Insurance Group; Huntington National Bank; LaRoche College; National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining; NexTier; Nutrition Inc., Pitt Greensburg; the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation; Pittsburgh Marriott City Center; the Pittsburgh Pirates; Pittsburgh Technical College; Sen. John Heinz Regional History Center; Scottdale Bank; UPMC; United Way; University of Pittsburgh; and Waste Management.

Ready for the Future is the Theme for this year's Conference

This year’s Conference theme is: Ready for the Future 

Employers hosting site visits include: ALCOSAN; Allegheny County; Allegheny General Hospital; Carnegie Museum of Art; Dollar Bank; Google; Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank; Huntington National Bank; i-Heart Media; Jefferson Hospital; Pittsburgh Cultural Trust; Schell Games; Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall; Waterways Association & Gateway Clipper; United Way and Urban Design Associates.

Along with our supporters and hosts, post-secondary schools and military reps from our region will also help students attending the Conference in planning their futures. On hand for our post-secondary education fair will be: Alderson Broaddus University, Art Institute of Pittsburgh; Community College of Allegheny County; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, LaRoche College; Penn State University; Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Pitt Greensburg; Pittsburgh Technical College; Robert Morris University; Slippery Rock University and the U.S. Army.

Following their post-secondary fair, students will head to the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center for dinner, a dance, an overnight stay and, on Friday, a half day of career related workshops. We’ll tell you more after the Conference begins, so visit our website soon again!