Fifty Richardson ISD (RISD) students participated in a Talent Team workshop hosted by the UTDesign Makerspace. Juniors and seniors from Buckner High School and J.J. Pearce High School spent the day-long STEM education experience touring the UTDesign Studio, talking with engineering students, participating in a design workshop and assembling heart monitor kits that will be used for training in developing countries. (photos by Shirley Wilson, Mitel)The event was sponsored by State Farm Enterprise Technology.
If you haven’t been paying attention to the chamber’s legislative alerts, you might have missed that it’s heavy on school finance reform references. Richardson ISD Superintendent Jeannie Stone updated the chamber’s board last Wednesday about what she’s seeing in Austin and RISD’s hopes for this legislative session. The traditional ‘Robin Hood’ system of recapture funds is being debated. (Read more about the Robin Hood system in the Texas Tribune.) Dr. Stone said that if RISD doesn’t have to participate in
The Richardson Chamber has participated in the following survey for many years. Please consider giving your perspective. It helps many groups plan for a better working future. Welcome to the 32nd Annual, InterLink 2019 Employment Demand Survey for North Central Texas. 2018 InterLink Occupation Survey By participating with this survey, you are providing Career and Technical educators who train the future workforce with employer driven data to determine the programs of study that will best prepare
Year 2 of the iDream program was a clear success for Richardson 7th-graders and local professional mentors. More than 300 students from Forest Meadow, Lake Highlands, Apollo and Liberty schools attended iDream 2019 at Richland College to learn about careers and the different paths to success. The program is an initiative between the Richardson Chamber’s Education and Workforce Committee and the Richardson Independent School District. "We want students to learn more about in-demand careers and take
Love your job? Share it with the next generation! iDream 2019 is a one-day program for these students to hear from local experts and ask questions with a goal of introducing new work possibilities that can impact future career choices. RISD and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce host a forum for 7th grade students to learn more about career opportunities available to them after high school. As part of Texas House Bill 5, students in junior high school must choose an area of focus as they prepare for
by Celina Cardenas FleitesManager of Public Affairs, Atmos Energy CorporationVice Chair, Community Division (Public Policy and Education & Workforce Committees), Richardson Chamber of Commerce The logic is sound: if our community is better educated, it's better for everyone. Although it makes sense, the national tide of funding is actually flowing away from education in favor of other things. Programs are being cut, and students are receiving less academic and personal support than they have for years.