The North Central Regional Betterment Coalition's co-chairpersons for the 2014 Discover Manufacturing Career Expo are Blair Tiger, Christine Benson and Ralph Moshage.
Tiger is a retired military officer after 22 years in service to the U.S. Army, teacher, coach and program director at St. Bede Academy for seven years. He currently is working as a consultant to non-profits and small businesses.
Benson recently retired after 35 years as an educator, 17 years teaching and 18 years as a superintendent. Two of her stints as superintendent included Mendota and Streator.
Moshage is the engineering manager for Carus Corporation. In addition to Peace Corps Service, he has been a Boy Scout Leader for 35 years, served as a PTA president and treasurer, served as a church elder and trustee, served as a Carus Credit Union Board member and president, been a firefighter and an ambulance volunteer.
The Discover Manufacturing Career Expo is designed to bring 300 students from 13 regional high schools into a close one-day contact with regional manufacturers in order to better understand how what they are learning in school will be applied in a real life work setting.