Round Rock Chamber Assists with Site Visits to Local Businesses for CTE Teachers

The Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) Career and Technical Education (CTE) department holds a conference for its teachers each year before school starts.

This year, the conference was able to bring back site visits for the teachers to visit Central Texas and Round Rock area businesses. Visits included a tour, a short presentation about the business, and other information about the business so that the participating teachers could bring back real-world examples of their respective subject matters to their students.

The RRISD CTE department teaches twenty-eight major career-related subject areas including engineering, hospitality, health science, business, law, information technology, transportation, and many more. Regardless of industry, the district’s goal is to provide students strong foundational soft skills that will make them successful employees in the future.

For the participating business partners, this was a unique opportunity to share directly with educators, create new connections, and discuss opportunities to narrow the skills gap in their respective industries. We would like to thank the following businesses that participated in this year’s program:

  • Amazon
  • Chatsworth Products (CPI)
  • Thinkery
  • Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
  • Williamson County Sheriff’s Office
  • IKEA
  • St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center
  • Round Rock Express
  • TECO-Westinghouse
  • Shop LC
  • Texas State Technical College – East Williamson County Campus
  • Universal Technical Institute