The staff and faculty of CCS recognizes that they are producing a product ... a workforce that will service the community. Jonathan Purser, operator of CFA, remarked “Over 65 percent of our workforce are currently enrolled in local schools and we believe it is important to support the schools and programs that produce our staff.”
It is with this in mind that our two organizations partner together to share resources and to provide new and unique opportunities for our students.
The schools hosted a Red Carpet Luncheon at the Calhoun Convention Center recently to signal the beginning of this membership drive and hosted local members of our business community interested in partnering with our schools. The following information was shared with potential partners and an invitation is extended to all who would like to develop a partnership with the school district.
About Partners in Education
PIE is a non-profit school-business partnership sponsored by the Calhoun City Board of Education. The PIE Program builds bridges between the community and its schools for the mutual benefit of students and the citizens of Calhoun.
Our PIE Program is committed to engaging business partners in our community who will support Calhoun City students. It was founded to ensure that schools work with the local community to ensure that students are highly skilled and ready for the workforce, college and/ or careers.
Each partnership is unique and individually planned by the school and potential partner. Partnerships are based on people resources, not on monetary donations.
How do students and schools receive benefits?
The schools and students receive benefits primarily through their individual partnerships that are formed between the school and the business or civic organization. There are also Partners at large who help throughout the system, and PIE works to create a network that can allow resources and materials to move throughout the system.
How are PIE members recruited and retained?
Partners are recruited by individual schools as well as the system. Organizations wishing to become PIE members can contact the Community Education Department at 706-629-6788.
Partnerships are fortified and retained through recognition of their efforts at an annual recognition program, through communication links and newsletters and through signs and other tokens of appreciation that the schools can provide.