Making Connections

This week was very exciting and the events continue to build upon our focus on ensuring our students and graduates are prepared to be college- and career-ready, meeting and exceeding the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate.

To that end, executives from Boeing South Carolina were in the district for two days this week, meeting with district officials and, more importantly, students in our high schools. As a district, we look forward to building a strong partnership that includes our work with Midlands Tech and other area colleges and universities. As we lay out this pathway, students can definitely see the connections leading to careers that will pay for their higher education options.

Joan Robinson-Berry, Boeing SC’s vice president and general manager, was very complimentary of the students demonstrating their skills in robotics and other STEM areas. She further stated, “That’s what we are looking for,” as Boeing looks to build its workforce in years to come. In addition, one of our upcoming graduates provided the Boeing contingent with a resume’ as well!

We are indeed strengthening our partnerships and making the connections for students in the process. Great things are and will continue to happen along this journey.