Partner for Success

In the Academies model, businesses are strategically paired with a school and a specific academy that aligns with its career opportunities. This partnership better aligns the business with the school and, ultimately, the community for deeper, more meaningful engagement. Businesses can get involved in the following ways:

  • Advise on curriculum and certifications
  • Host field trips and industry tours
  • Participate in the Career Exploration Fair
  • Guest speaking
  • Provide project-based learning examples
  • Video chat classroom instruction
  • Host teacher externships
  • Provide student internships
  • Be a career mentors
  • Sit on an Academy Advisory Board
  • Support an academy financially

Create the Talent Pipeline

Business partnerships benefit from the student’s success, by creating a talent pipeline for the business community in the future. Whether students graduate and go directly into a career or into post-secondary education, the partnerships with businesses ensure that students are exposed to the talent and skills needed for the future workforce. This exposure coupled with coursework educates students on future careers in the professional world.

Ensuring Our Future

“Achieving education excellence for our future generations is critically important for moving Arkansas forward. As part of the business community invested in the educational and economic development success of our state, we saw this as a great opportunity to facilitate the progress and potential of our students and workforce.” – Laura Landreaux, President & CEO of Entergy Arkansas