The Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) Career and Technical Education (CTE) department holds a conference for its 200 teachers each year before school starts.
This year’s conference included a visit to local area businesses. Visits included a tour, a short presentation about the business, employee expectations, and what the business determines as the most crucial soft skills for new employees.
The CTE department teaches fourteen 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 chamber’s business partners, this was a wonderful opportunity to discuss the skills gaps directly with educators. The chamber would like to thank the following businesses that participated in this inaugural event and hopes to work with RRISD to grow this program in the future!
Anchor Ventana Glass
Ascension Seton Williamson
Bluebonnet Trails Community Services
Emerson Automation Solutions
FASTSIGNS of Round Rock
Hot Dog Marketing
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Michael Angelo’s Frozen Italian Foods (Sovos Brands)
Premier Research Labs
Round Rock Area Serving Center
Round Rock Police Department
St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center