Business and Community Partnerships
Business and Community partnerships are an essential part of the Launch career and technical education programs. The partnerships offer many opportunities to work collaboratively with local businesses and industries to make meaningful connections between the classroom and career opportunities with local companies for students in the Rogers Public Schools. The partnerships also help to prepare students for jobs that are needed to meet current and projected high demand workforce areas in Northwest Arkansas.
In addition, partnerships with community organizations and councils, workforce development boards and non-profit organizations are also essential to career programs, as they bring a expanded perspective of how career and technical education can best align with current and projected community workforce and economic development initiatives. Representatives from these organizations have been an integral part of the establishing partnerships and collaborative networks with local businesses and industries. Below are just a few of the collaborative initiatives that have been implemented through our business partnerships with Tyson Foods, Inc., GLAD/CLOROX Company and the Business & Industry Training Center.
Read more about Launch program highlights in upcoming issues of the Rogers Lowell Chamber of Commerce Chamber Voice on-line newsletter at https://www.rogerslowell.com/pages/voice-of-business-newsletter/
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTER
Through a partnership with the Business & Industry Training center, 11th-12th grade students have opportunities to gain valuable training and industry certification to prepare them for jobs relating to Electrical System, CNC Operator, Motor Controls, Pneumatics, Hydroulics and ABB Robotics.
Virtual Tour of the Business & Industry Training Center: Business & Industry Training Center Certification Programs
TYSON Foods, Inc.
Tyson Foods, Inc. is a very supportive partner of the Launch Career Programs, including the Manufacturing that is currently offered and the new Industrial Tech./Maintenance program that will begin in the 2021-2022 school year. Mr. Rodney Ellis, Technical Education Liasion, has been instrumental is the development of the new Industrial Tech./Maintenance program and serving on the program advisory committee. Tyson Foods, Inc. also provides internship and work-based learning experiences for students.
The GLAD/CLOROX Company is currently developing an Internship program that will provide students in the Manufacturing program an opportunity gain valuable work experience as they prepare for entry level positions with the company following high school graduation. The GLAD/CLOROX Company has also hosted several student tours to their facility in Rogers, Arkansas.