Educational Scholarship Program



2019 Education Scholarship Application


Next committee meeting is Thursday, May 2nd, 9:30am at the Chamber office

Education Committee Co-Chair, Michael Ficara



The MAGS Group realizes that today’s economy challenges us to have a variety of skill sets, always be
growing our knowledge base, and continue to expand our network. MAGS President Mike Ficara has had
the opportunity to work in a variety of industries over his career including education, information
technology, and business development. This vast experience provided the insight into how people learn,
leadership, and most importantly what motivates people to succeed. Due to his wide range of experiences
he has been sought after to speak as an expert at several large conventions in a variety of industries across
the United States and in International markets as well.

Given this knowledge and experience, today Mike spends his time coaching and consulting where he has
the privilege of working with many successful business leaders as well as entrepreneurs. Together, hard
work and opportunity allowed them to grow several successful businesses in education, healthcare, oil and
gas, telecommunication, e-commerce, and manufacturing. In addition, he has helped to consult on the
development and training for creating a blended learning environment for several public, private, and
charter schools across the United States. Mike has worked with various enterprise clients to develop robust
digital training programs along with strategic business plans to attack a variety of markets.

Mike is always looking to share these experiences and is a highly engaging speaker. He finds great joy in
coaching and mentoring high achieving business leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives looking
to take their organization to the next level. Teamwork and self-motivation are something that are important
to him and the team at The MAGS Group. Together they have taken several ideas their clients created and
turned them into competitive products in their space, along with taking existing businesses and allowing
them to see massive growth and stability through a variety of techniques.
Mike is also involved in community and philanthropic ventures. When not working he enjoys spending
time with his wife and four children.

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Education Committee Co-Chair, Cibele Buda




Sponsor a college intern is a new initiative that we launched this year. See below for more information.