The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s Business Education Partnership of Sangamon County is searching for business people to participate in “Business Education Week,” held Oct. 17-19. The goal of “Business Education Week” is to involve business people and the community in conversations about education, offering them an insider’s perspective on education in Sangamon County.

“Business Education Week” impacts students in Springfield School District #186, Ball-Chatham School District, Auburn School District, Williamsville School district, as well as numerous area private schools.

The two programs seeking community participants are “Principal for a Day,” where business employees are allowed to shadow a school principal for one full school day. This program gives employees a first-hand look at the challenges faced by school principals as well as the opportunity to see where and how their companies might become involved with education in Sangamon County.

The other opportunity is a 2-3 hour program titled “Business Professionals in the Classroom,” which gives business people the opportunity to either teach students a lesson relating to their career or assist a teacher with their daily routine.

Business people interested in participating in “Business Education Week” are encouraged to contact Sarah Graham at 525-1173 or