Invista donates to VISD dual-credit program

Dec. 13, 2014 at midnight

 Invista recently donated $5,000 to fund dual college credit fee scholarships for students taking VISD's new process technology dual-credit course. Pictured are Robert Jaklich, VISD superintendent; and Kevin Burke, Invista Victoria site manager.

Invista recently donated $5,000 to fund dual college credit fee scholarships for students taking VISD's new process technology dual-credit course. Pictured are Robert Jaklich, VISD superintendent; and Kevin Burke, Invista Victoria site manager.   Contributed Photo for The Victoria Advocate

Thanks to a donation from Invista, the Victoria Independent School District students taking the new Career and Technology Education innovative course - Process Technology and Safety, Health and Environment - will have the dual college credit fee paid by a scholarship.

To encourage students to explore industrial career opportunities in the fields of process technology and instrumentation, Invista donated $5,000 to fund the scholarships for VISD students who enroll in the new CTE course.

"This type of support from our business community is invaluable and assures that our students have the opportunity to meet the challenges of a 21st century workforce," said Dr. Robert Jaklich, VISD superintendent.

"Investments in education come in all forms, and this investment is about helping to develop the next generation of talent for our industry," said Kevin Burke, Invista Victoria site manager. "The innovative course offered by VISD and Victoria College will hopefully open the door for many students to learn more about a long-term, rewarding to career."


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