Original Date: 07/23/1996
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Community/Nascote Partnership
Nascote Industries has played a vital role in developing the current and future business leaders in the community through partnership development with area academia, businesses, organizations, and government. Nascote, one of the largest industries in the community, has drawn on the resource base to meet its employment and business needs. An educated resource base remains critical to the company’s current and future growth.
The resource base Nascote has drawn upon was unprepared and required additional training and education when filling the company’s employment requirements. Other industries in the area also counted on this base to fulfill their hiring needs. They found turmoil existed between the educators and the workforce in communicating and agreeing on what educational needs the industrial market required as part of its resource base. To bridge the gap, Nascote brought groups together by developing an Education-to-Careers Partnership in April 1996. The partnership included area colleges, community colleges, technical preparatory schools, high schools, middle schools, vocational educational institutions, and 50 area industries. The partnership focused on
Working toward high expectations of all students Developing more motivated students
Providing more employer support for education
Better preparing workers and citizens
Creating an educated, competent, and multi-generational region
An Executive Committee oversaw the activities, programs, and progress of the partnership. Ad Hoc Committees were established as needed to address such issues as communications, school-based learning, work-based learning, and skills standards. Membership included business, industry, community organizations, teachers and administrators from elementary, secondary, and high school education, college, public agencies, students, parents, and organized labor.
Nascote Industries participated in forming the partnership and setting up the organizational structure of the Executive Committee. It also assisted in reviewing academic curriculum, providing advice on workforce needs, hosting facility tours, and participating in career fairs.
Through its participation in the partnership, Nascote showed it not only promoted the products it produced on the factory floor, but also supported the people in the surrounding community.
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