Distinguished Employers of Fort Worth Teens Honored
The Fort Worth ISD and Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce recognized once again the Distinguished Employers of Fort Worth Teens -- companies that agree to adopt best practices to help students balance work and school so they can graduate and pursue higher education. Seventy-nine participating area employers in 343 locations employ more than 2,000 students.
View a full list of the 79 Distinguished Employers is here.
Superintendent Walter Dansby; Bill Thornton, Fort Worth Chamber president & CEO; Ann Rice, United Way of Tarrant Co. EVP and COO; and Dr. Mike West, Executive Director of UT Arlington, Fort Worth Center, joined the employer-honorees at the TCU Dee Kelley Alumni Center on Wednesday, September 5, to present the annual awards.
Distinguished Employers of Fort Worth Teens agree to adopt practices and incentives that not only insist on school attendance as a condition of employment, but also take an active interest in a student employee’s classroom performance. Additional information about this program is available at http://www.fortworthchamber.com/education/distinguished-employers-of-teens/
Community partners are: Fort Worth Chambers of Commerce, the Fort Worth ISD, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber, Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber, United Way of Tarrant County, the City of Fort Worth and Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County.