2017 Mar 8: CTE-Work Force Solutions for Adults

The Career and Technology Education department continues to amaze me with everything they have to offer at Rockdale High School. What’s more amazing is that the Rockdale CTE Department and Rockdale Work Force Solutions are working together to provide opportunities for adults in our community. This week Ms. Sari McCoy has the spotlight with more great news to share.

       At the end of January, I shared with you that the month of February was Career & Technology Education Awareness month. We had a great time introducing students to the possibilities of their futures. What you may not know, is that the RISD Career & Technology Department (CTE) is not just about preparing students for their future in the workforce, but we also offer education and training for all of the community members in Rockdale.

       Adult Education is incredibly important to the leaders of our great city and to the State of Texas. RISD is working with the local Workforce Solutions Office to offer funding and opportunities for businesses and individuals to access new or additional training necessary for success in any industry or trade. Additionally, the RISD CTE department is partnered with the RISD ACE program to offer funded training for the parents of our iTigers students.

       Beyond high school, the closest access to training and education is approximately 40 miles away. It is a pursuit of the Workforce Solutions team and RISD to bring education and training here to Rockdale, in order to meet the needs of our community. There are state and federal grant funding resources to support these endeavors.

       If you are a business wanting to offer customized training for your staff, or if you are individual looking to gain new knowledge and skill to enhance your employment opportunities, please reach out to the Workforce Solutions office or to the RISD CTE department. We are excited about the bright future of our students and of our community. Together, we can develop a qualified workforce for the future of Rockdale and Milam County!