The Industrial Company Helps Build our Future Workforce with a $15,000 Donation to Support Local Students through a Hillsborough Education Foundation Endowment
(April 10, 2021) TAMPA – The Industrial Company (TIC), a subsidiary of Kiewit, is building a solid foundation for its next generation of employees and leaders through a generous gift to six Hillsborough County Public Schools technical programs. For more than a decade, TIC has been working to strengthen public education in Hillsborough County and support students through an endowment fund with Hillsborough Education Foundation.
Through this partnership, six high schools with the highest needs have been selected to receive funding to provide critical materials and tools of the trade to help train our future workforce:
- Leto High School, Electrical Program: $5,000
- Middleton High School, Construction Program: $2,000
- East Bay, Hillsborough, Jefferson and Tampa Bay Technical High Schools, Welding Programs: $2,000 each
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
Leto High School, 4409 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614
Representatives from TIC, along with Hillsborough Education Foundation and Hillsborough County Public Schools Career and Technical Education will be outside Leto High to present the check to Principal Larissa McCoy, Electrical Program Instructor Stephanie Millman and students. Donation recipients from the other schools may also attend. Interviews will be available following the presentation. Per the district’s COVID-19 guidelines, video of students working in Leto’s electrical program will be provided to media via Dropbox: bit.ly/321uJmZ.
This investment in public education will prepare students for high-demand jobs in the construction industry and help ensure a prosperous future for our community.
About The Industrial Company
TIC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation and provides direct-hire construction services for industrial projects in the power, energy, mining and marine markets. For more information, visit www.ticus.com.
About the Hillsborough Education Foundation
Established in 1987, Hillsborough Education Foundation (HEF) is a nonprofit focused on strengthening public education by supporting teachers and empowering students to achieve academic and personal success. HEF’s resources and financial support enrich K–12 educational experiences and provide equity in education for all students. Together with our community partners, HEF strategically invests in initiatives that impact teaching quality and increase graduation rates, bolstering a thriving workforce of tomorrow and thesustainable prosperity of Tampa Bay. Learn more at EducationFoundation.com.
About Hillsborough County Public Schools
Hillsborough County Public Schools is America’s seventh-largest school district and thelargest in central Florida. The district has more than 240 public schools, 24,000+ dedicated employees and 220,000+ students. Our teachers and leaders have helped our students boost their graduation rate to 86.2 percent, a district record, in the 2018-19 academic year. Our high schools were highlighted in the recent U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools list placing Hillsborough County high schools in seven of the top 10 positions. Hillsborough County Public Schools has been recognized as part of Forbes’ annual list of Best Employers for Diversity for promoting a welcoming and supportive environment that celebrates and values diversity and respect for all students and our employees.
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