Bridging the Gap
The Partners in Education Committee (PIE) serves as a bridge between the business and educational communities. This committee is guided on the principles of enhancing academic achievement, developing college readiness, encouraging workforce preparedness and cultivating leadership, citizenship and responsibility. PIE follows a tiered engagement model.
Benefits of Getting Involved
People are the most valuable resource for businesses. Creating a talent pipeline allows companies to succeed, expand and compete in our ever-evolving business world. To remain innovative and competitive, businesses need to reach local talent early.
Through the Partners in Education program (PIE), businesses can shape the future of their company by building a sustainable talent pipeline. By engaging with PIE, businesses also earn social capital with their employees, clients and customers as a reputable business invested in our community’s future.
“Our AISD Practicum student exemplifies maturity and a passion for learning. In our division, the student has observed a spectrum of professional growth and career development by working-side-by-side with tenured staff. Investing in the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, and difference makers has been a great privilege to our organization." - Aimeee Rockhill-Carpenter, City of Arlington, Health Services Division
"Being part of the Hospitality Practicum is one of the best things I've ever done. I'm grateful for an environment where I can be independent yet still have someone teaching me workplace skills. I want to thank Aimee Rockhill-Carpenter for giving me a chance to be part of the City Hall Team." - Leslie James, AISD Practicum Student 2018-2019
About the Practicum Program
The Practicum program offers high school seniors the ability to connect classroom theories and methods with real-world experience while preparing the future workforce. Students work as an intern for three hours a day, two days a week for a full school year