Come see us at the Collierville Chamber Business Expo! We’ll be there to share about all the career opportunities CHS offers, as well as answering questions about how businesses can plug in and start developing talent at the middle and high school levels. Want more information about he expo? Click here for more details.
RECENT PROJECTS & EVENTS
We wanted a logo refresh- since we focus on getting Collierville Schools students real-world work experience, we thought who better to help us think through re-branding than the graphic design class at Collierville High School? Last year’s class came up with some great ideas and helped inspire our new logo. Take a look at these student designs! We loved how they represented education & knowledge in so many of the versions above and we incorporated that into our new logo.
Workforce Development Open House
At this event, you will have the opportunity to interact with Collierville Schools’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers, students, and local post-secondary partners to learn about the innovative programs and courses being offered. Attendees will be able to tour Collierville High School’s state-of-the-art CTE facilities and learn how students are learning skills and trades necessary to be career ready after graduation. This will also serve as an incredible opportunity for CTE teachers to learn about your industry and will use your feedback to help drive their instruction during the 2021-2022 school year.
Click here to RSVP to this event. A follow-up email will be sent to those who register with more information about the event.
Meet with Collierville CTE teachers this summer
Teachers have various dates in June and July available where they’re looking to meet with local industry professionals to discuss opportunities for partnerships throughout the upcoming school year. If you’d like to meet a teacher in a program aligned with your business or industry, reach out and we’ll help set up a meeting with the appropriate teacher!
Workforce Meeting at CHS
In April members of Partners in Education and other invitees from the business community gathered at Collierville High School to meet with teachers as industry groups to discuss programs, curriculum, certifications, partnership opportunities, and innovative ways to provide CTE students with work experience and career awareness.
Over 70 representatives from CHS, the business community, and post-secondary partners attended and spent over 2 hours discussing how to work together to make sure CHS students graduate ready for college or a career.
8th Grade Career Fair
Members of Partners in Education serve as the Career and Technical Education Advisory Council and represent industries that align with Collierville High School programs of study.
In a normal year, PIE members would give in-person presentations as part of an 8th grade Career Day, but we know 2020 has proven to be anything but normal. In order to adapt to Covid-19 restrictions and to keep our students and teachers safe, these business leaders and post-secondary representatives volunteered their time and expertise to film videos for a virtual career fair.
PIE and Collierville Schools had over 30 business and industry leaders review curriculum for 2018-19 resulting in courses offering dual enrollment and college prep.
Over 80 different business and industry partners have presented to Collierville 6th-12th grade students.
A Career Success course was created in partnership with PIE to address the local need for improving “soft skills.”
A career guide was created in 2017/18 and was shared with over 3,000 students. It has received state-wide recognition by the Tennessee School Board Association and the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents.
PIE has partnered with two Collierville elementary schools to place tower gardens in the school to begin introducing students to agriculture and food production at an earlier age.
PIE was instrumental in providing support for mock interviews for students at Collierville High, conducting the interviews and giving feedback to students.
PIE and Collierville Schools hosted a technology summit resulting in Collierville Schools developing relationships that are leading to expanded career offerings within technology and cyber-security professions and broader opportunities at local universities and tech schools.
PIE members have been instrumental in developing mentor relationship with at-risk students and continue to seek other business leaders to serve as mentors.
PIE members participated in presentations by Collierville High students who were developing solutions for earthquake resistant housing in third-world countries.