Nearly 20 years ago, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber began the development of a program to prepare students for the work place and to give them the skills and desire to be life-long learners. The goal of Voyager is to develop successful graduates with the qualifications and experience needed to meet or exceed job requirements.
Entering the Voyager program is a competitive process requiring a 2.0 GPA, passing a basic reading and comprehension tests and a personal interview. The program is offered to juniors and seniors at Edison High School. Approximately 60 students participate in the program each year. A number of Chamber members have been important partners in making this proram possible.
Each year the Voyager students are invited to the Chamber’s Best in Business dinner. The event provides an excellent opportunity for the students to interact with the region’s business leaders.