On Monday, May 10, 2021 the Bradford County School Board recognized community business partners who have worked with district employment specialists and Bradford County students. These employers have opened up their place of business as a training site for students to gain work experience through a non paid on-the-job training program. These opportunities help students explore career interests, skills, and abilities. District staff are truly thankful for the collaborative efforts of each employer!
Employers recognized with a certificate of appreciation for the 20-21 school year:
Anointed Hands, Braids and more by Reeva; Bradford County Clerk of Courts, The Chiropractic & Injury Clinic; The Downtown Grill; Bradford County Fire Rescue; Bradford Food Pantry ; IHOP; Our House Restaurant; Rainbow Center; Salvation Army Camp Keystone & Conference Center; Save-A-Lot; Tatum Brothers Lumber Company, Inc.; Wal-Mart Supercenter of Starke; Whitehouse Animal Hospital.
Employers pictured left to right:
Reeva Rogers, Anointed Hands; Rachel Rhoden, Bradford County Clerk of Courts; Betty Warren, Bradford Food Pantry; Ben Carter, Bradford County Fire Rescue; Jeannie Osteen, Rainbow Center; Kim McBride, Camp Keystone & Conference Center; Sylvia Tatum, Tatum Brothers Lumber Company, Inc; and Cody Manley, Wal-Mart Supercenter of Starke.
Pictured also are the Bradford County School District's Employee Specialists who do an outstanding job of supporting the efforts involved in the process of job exploration, placement and in some cases paid employment: Noele Miller and Kim Paige.
*Betty Warren thanked the school board for the various programs that provide students that help out at the Food Bank. Ms. Warren stated that, “The community is in good hands with volunteers.” Ms. Warren also commended the teachers and staff that accompany students to the Food Bank, “The teachers don’t just come and tell the kids what to do, they work along side the students until the work is done.”