- Manuel Jara Elementary School
Local Business Leaders Tour Fort Worth ISD High Schools
More than a dozen Fort Worth business leaders toured Fort Worth ISD’s Trimble Technical High School this week, learning how students are being trained and educated for the future workforce. The visit is the second in a series being organized by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Worth ISD.
Participants engaged in discussion and interactive learning activities in the culinary, construction, electrical, health science and welding classrooms and labs. Teachers and students in the classrooms led the demonstrations, and the tour culminated with a lunch prepared by the culinary students.
An earlier visit took place in January at North Side High School.
As local business owners learn about the District, they are also opening the door for student internships and teacher externships as well as other opportunities to grow a mutually beneficial relationship.
“These exchanges are helping inform the preparation of our students for the workforce here in Fort Worth,” said Superintendent Kent Scribner. “We are excited that the Fort Worth Chamber’s school visits are becoming a reality.”
Participating in the February 11 visit were representatives from:
• Acme Brick Company
• Basecom, Inc.
• Elbit Systems of America
• Integrated Interiors, Inc.
• Mid-Continental Restoration Co., Inc.
• Octapharma Plasma, Inc.
• SKIHI Enterprises, Ltd.
• Standard Utility Construction, Inc.
• The Vision Center
• University of North Texas Health Science Center
The next tour is being scheduled for Dunbar High School in March.
The tours are organized by the Chamber, working with Fort Worth ISD Career and Technical Education Department and the Strategic Communications Division. For more information, call Netty Matthews, Fort Worth Chamber Vice-President of Business Engagement, at 817-338-3320; Daphne Rickard, FWISD Executive Director of Career and Technical Education, at 817-814-1510; or Peg Murphy, FWISD Director of Strategic Partnerships, at 817-814-2978.