Home > News

FWISD to expand cradle-to-career Vital Link program this fall

Posted July 10, 2020

Vital Link logo

The FWISD Office of Innovation is undergoing a series of cradle-to-career initiatives to redesign, transform and revitalize local schools.

One of those initiatives is the refreshed and expanded Vital Link – Connecting Students to Careers. Vital Link is a unique business and education partnership program designed to give students and their teachers the opportunity to gain real-world work experience and apply the skills learned at school to the workplace.

The recent merger of the FWISD and TCC advisory boards will increase collaboration between educators and industry as Fort Worth prepares for a new kind of workforce in a post-COVID 19 environment.

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce view collaboration by employers with the school district as a best practice for talent development, attraction and retention. Other community partners include the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County College, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, Texas Wesleyan University and others.

Contact the Office of Innovation to learn more about Vital Link and how to impact the future workforce by supporting this educational initiative.

Get articles like this in your inbox. Subscribe to City News.

City News

Calendar

Fort Worth Human Relations Commission: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020; Webex.
View the agenda »
Register for this event »

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board Retirement/Investment Committee Meeting Conference Call: 12:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020; Conference Call.
View the agenda »

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board Operations Committee Meeting Conference Call: 12:40 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020; Conference Call.
View the agenda »

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board Finance/Audit Committee Meeting Conference Call: 12:50 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020; Conference Call.
View the agenda »

Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee: 1 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board Concessions/Commercial Development Committee Meeting Conference Call: 1:10 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020; Conference Call.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Housing Finance Corporation Board: 2 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020; City Council Conference Roon 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Pre-Hearing Conference in the Matter of the Appeal of Promotional Bypass of Kenyon Willingham: 2 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020; Teleconference.
View the agenda »

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020; City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Public Hearing Annual Action Plan: 7 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020; City Council Chamber, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Notice of Public Hearing to consider amendments to the Trust Agreement for the Fort Worth Permanent Fund: 7 p.m. Aug. 4, 2020; City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Power Your Job Search with Google Tools: 2 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020; Online.
Register for this event »

Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Fourteen (Trinity Lakes) Board of Directors Meeting: 2 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020; WebEx.
View the agenda »
Register for this event »

Grow With Google: Power Your Job Search with Google Tools: 2 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020; Online.
Register for this event »

Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Thirteen (Woodhaven TIF) Board of Directors Meeting: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020; Webex.
View the agenda »
Register for this event »

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board Meeting Conference Call: 8:30 a.m. Aug. 6, 2020; Conference Call.
View the agenda »

Downtown Design Review Board: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 6, 2020; WebEX.
View the agenda »

Grow Native, Not Wild! : 6 p.m. Aug. 6, 2020; Online Event.
Register for this event »

View the full city calendar and current meetings.