Dallas ISD builds partnerships for collegiate academies’ success (video)

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Dallas ISD hosted VIPs from some of the country’s top industry corporations at the Communities Foundation of Texas on Sept. 1 to announce key partners for the district’s collegiate academies.

After opening seven new collegiate academies and one P-TECH model this year alone in Dallas ISD—the largest number of collegiate academy openings for a school district in a single school year—these industry partners will play a key role in the education and training offered to district collegiate academy students. The partners will offer site visits, internships and professional insight from industry professionals.

“We are going to be building a pipeline of talent that could potentially come work for Wells Fargo,” said Dora Ramirez, vice president of community relations for Wells Fargo, one of the community partners. “We are excited to be working with the students, with the staff at the school, and with the community college. It’s a wonderful collaboration.”

Among those in attendance were Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa and Dr. Thom Chesney, president of Brookhaven College, as well as leaders from the collegiate academy corporate industry partners such as AT&T, Microsoft and American Airlines.

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