FPS Hosts Tour to Career Pathways Institute
4 May 2016
On May 3rd a group of business leaders and staff from Archbishop Bergan and Fremont Public School joined Mayor Getzschman, GFDC Existing Business Director, Barb Pierce, and FPS Superintendent, Mark Shepard, on a road trip to Grand Island. The destination was the Grand Island Career Pathways Institute.
This tour was part of the district's ReVISION grant process and a career readiness initiative by Fremont Public Schools. Through this process FPS is reviewing their career education course offerings to see how closely those offerings align with local workforce and economic development priorities. The Grand Island Pathways Institute is one example of how a community responded by implementing course offerings to meet the needs of their community. Local Fremont businesses attending the tour were Kelly Klosures, Amesbury Truth, First State Bank & Trust, and Sid Dillon Dealerships.
Fremont students are our local companies next generation of workforce. That is why an effort is being made to explore ways to better prepare students for future careers that also align with the future needs of local industry. The tour of Grand Island's facilities and staff's willingness to share their experience with the Fremont group was appreciated as Fremont industry and educators continue to explore ideas for retaining a homegrown workforce.
Classes offered by the Pathways Institute include the areas of skilled and technical sciences, human services and education, information services, and agribusiness. Specific programs in the area of skilled and technical sciences include construction, manufacturing, automotive technology and welding.
Thank you Fremont Public Schools for hosting this tour and to First State Bank and Trust Compay for providing the lunch following.