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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.

Partners Include:

American Airlines

Bass Performance Hall

Bell Textron

Camp Fire First Texas

Circle Theater

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


Halff Associates

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Historic Fort Worth

IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County

James L. West Center for Dementia Care

JPS Health Network

Jubilee Theater

Junior Achievement of Chisholm Trail

Lockheed Martin

Medica City Fort Worth

North Texas Automobile Dealers


STEMuli Education

Tarrant To & Through (T3) Partnership

Texas Instruments Incorporated


Ultrasafe Ultrasound Diagnostic Services

University of North Texas

University of North Texas-College of Education

WRA Architects


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.



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