Today, city officials met with Erie High and Collegiate Academy students, asking what they like about the city, what some challenges are, and talking about the city’s recently completed Comprehensive Plan and the goals.
Deazhane Matthews, Senior at Erie High School, says, “We had a little session where… everybody got to express their opinions on… job opportunities, education, and what could make our city better for the young people.”
City Planner Kathy Wyrosdick says, “They felt like there wasn’t a lot of job opportunities in the city. So, we’re thinking about ways of ‘how do we connect them with our employers early on so they do see that there is potential for opportunities?'”