Mansfield ISD Magazine Summer 2019 | Page 6

MISD Hosts Inaugural Event ——————— First Ever Construction and Trades Signing Day Event First-Ever Construction and Trades Signing Day Seniors at Ben Barber Inno- vation Academy were celebrated for their commitment to pursue a career in the skilled trades after graduation. Thanks to a partner- ship with Klein Tools and SkillsUSA, the first-ever National Signing Day Event for Constructions and Trades was held on May 8. “We are thrilled to partner with SkillsUSA on this first-ever national program saluting high school seniors excited to start their career in the skilled trades,” said Klein Tools Co-President, Mark Klein. “SkillsUSA predicts that by Students signed letters of intent, committing their future to roles in the construction and trades industry. 2025, there will be 3.4 million new manufacturing jobs available. Klein Tools is committed to strength- ening the skilled workforce. By empowering the next generation of workers to enter the trades, we can help close the skills gap while presenting robust career opportu- nities for young workers who enjoy challenging work that offers stabil- ity and long-term benefits.” Students from Ben Barber In- novation Academy joined students from 300 schools across the nation for the signing day event. Students signed letters of intent for a job offer, apprenticeship or advanced technical training. “It’s an honor to see our stu- dents celebrated as they make their commitment to their future in construction and skilled trades,” said Principal Catherine Hudgins. “Creating the opportunity for students to work towards and receive industry certification is part of our Vision 2020 guiding statements. We are grateful for the ongoing partnership with Klein Tools and SkillsUSA that makes this a possibility for the students of Mansfield ISD.” MISD Offers a Variety of Summer Programs Learning is a year-round experience at Mansfield ISD. The district offers a variety of academic and enrichment opportunities for students during the summer. 6 | Mansfield TODAY Check the following summer programs for MISD students: • Summer School – Students can recover their credits or get ahead in specific courses. Early intervention services will also be provided. • Summer Enrichment Camps – Students can participate in an array of interactive camps, including athletics, science, art and more. QUEST, the district’s after- school care program, will also offer its first camp. • Summer Study - In addition to programs and camps, MISD also provides summer study to help students prepare for the upcoming school term. To view a full list of MISD summer offerings, including free summer meal programs and transportation, visit www.