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FWISD Celebrates Industry Partnerships with Special Signing Day Ceremony

 

Fort Worth ISD leaders and partners came together Tuesday, July 20, for a signing ceremony that commits to a collaboration shaping the future of Fort Worth. This special “Industry Partner Signing Day” celebrated business partners who currently 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 took a few moments to explain how these partnerships will set a path forward for both students and employers.  They were supported by Board President Tobi Jackson, First Vice-President Quentin Phillips, Second Vice-President Daphne Brookins, Board Secretary C.J. Evans, Trustee Anne Darr, and Trustee Dr. Michael Ryan.

Watch the video here.

After remarks, dozens of representatives of each partner organization stepped forward to sign an oversized banner – depicting the Fort Worth ISD tree logo -- that included a pledge to work together, “to prepare all students for success in college, career and community leadership.”  After signing a “branch,” each partner was presented with 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

FWISD HCM

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

Medical City Fort Worth

North Texas Automobile Dealers

Oncor

STEMuli Education

Tarrant To & Through (T3) Partnership

Texas Instruments Incorporated

Tynker

Ultrasafe Ultrasound Diagnostic Services

University of North Texas

University of North Texas-College of Education

WRA Architects

zSpace

 

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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