Local industries recognized for partnerships

Local industries recognized for partnerships
Posted on 08/21/2019


Morganton, NC – Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019


Burke County Public Schools recently honored local business and industry partners with a luncheon at the Community House in Morganton and gave them a small token of appreciation for their support of the school system through work-based learning opportunities, including industry tours, internships, apprenticeships, career fairs and job fairs.



Recognized were:

Bradington Young
Burke County Board of Education
Burke County Sheriff’s Office
Burke Development Inc/ Industrial Commons
Carolina Container
Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge
Carter Bank and Trust
Chaddock
Chartwells
Continental
Duke Energy
Geiger Furniture
J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center
J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center – Volunteer Services
James Tool
Kellex
Lowes
Merchants Distributors Inc
Meridian Specialty Yarn Group
Morganton Department of Public Safety
NC Works
Opportunity Threads
Seiren
TPS Photography
Valdese Weavers
VanNoppen Marketing
Vocational Rehabilitation
Western Piedmont Community College

Burke County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Larry Putnam spoke to those in attendance about the school system’s District Strategic Plan — which includes an engaged community as one of its goals; the future workforce of Burke County and Burke County Public Schools initiatives to make sure students are prepared for life after graduation.

Putnam said, “The local businesses that were recognized have helped our students, teachers, counselors and administrators learn more about industries that provide great opportunities to ‘Work in Burke.’ From the onsite tours to apprenticeships, these businesses have partnered with us to help give our students and community a brighter future. Thank you to each of these industries for being a part of Burke County Public Schools and our engaged community. Our hope is that more businesses and industries will see the benefit of work-based learning opportunities and join our efforts to help our students grow.”
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