FWISD Celebrates Industry Partnerships with Special Signing Day Ceremony
What: Industry Partner Signing Day
When: 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Where: FWISD Teaching and Learning Center, 1050 Bridgewood Dr., 76112, Room 3
Who: FWISD Superintendent Dr. Kent P. Scribner, Chief Officer of Innovation David Saenz, Executive Director of Career and Technical Education Daphne Rickard, Executive Director of Choice Programming Lisa Castillo, local industry partners
Visuals: Industry partners sign their names to limbs of the FWISD logo tree, which stands 7 feet tall by 5 feet wide.
Fort Worth ISD leaders and partners will come together Tuesday at a signing ceremony that commits to a collaboration shaping the future of Fort Worth. This special “Industry Partner Signing Day” celebrates business partners who provide or will provide work-based experiences for students through the District’s P-Tech and Vital Link programs.
Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent P. Scribner and other District leaders will explain how these partnerships will set a path forward for both students and employers.
After remarks, partners will sign an oversized banner – depicting the Fort Worth ISD tree logo -- that includes a pledge to work together, “to prepare all students for success in college, career and community leadership.” After signing a “branch,” each partner will also receive a commemorative pen.
Bass Performance Hall
Camp Fire First Texas
City of Fort Worth
City of Fort Worth Water Department
The Culinary School of Fort Worth
Danone North America
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
Fort Worth Opera
Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Historic Fort Worth
IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County
James L. West Center for Dementia Care
JPS Health Network
Junior Achievement of Chisholm Trail
Medica City Fort Worth
North Texas Automobile Dealers
Tarrant To & Through (T3) Partnership
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Ultrasafe Ultrasound Diagnostic Services
University of North Texas
University of North Texas-College of Education
Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech) provides students valuable work experience in a growing field that interests them. P-Tech students can earn a high school diploma, an industry-recognized certification and an associate degree. P-Tech students leave the program ready to continue college, pursue a successful career and contribute to their community.
Vital Link’s mission is “connecting students to careers.” The program began more than 30 years ago as a one-week summer job shadowing program. Today Vital Link includes an array of engagement opportunities for all FWISD students in elementary and secondary grades.
Companies large and small have partnered with the District across a wide range of industries, including health science, STEM, as well as visual and performing arts. These partnerships help strengthen the Fort Worth economy by providing students with the academic, technical and professional skills required for high-wage, high-demand careers.