Perhaps today more than ever before, the workforce is a fundamental component of not only business growth, but community and overall economic success, as well.
Due to an ever-changing workplace landscape where quality, technical skills, productivity, reliability, and efficiency reign supreme, educational institutions are under mounting pressure to mold young adults prepared to tackle the business demands of tomorrow.
In fact, according to the Job Outlook Survey 2019 by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), skills including written communication skills, problem-solving skills, ability to work as a team, initiative, analytical/quantitative skills, and strong work ethic make up the top attributes employers search for on a candidate’s resume.
Delivering Solutions Through Education
While many debate the existence or non-existence of a “skills gap” in today’s economy, as well as an anticipated manufacturing worker shortage in the coming years, educational entities must focus current efforts on delivering education with a measurable impact.
There can be little doubt that businesses today will demand much from the young people in school today, and it is this awareness that fuels Midlothian ISD.
As one of the fastest-growing school districts in Texas, MISD strives to be a national leader on the forefront of education. Beginning with the earliest elementary school days, MISD seeks to help students develop character, confidence, knowledge and skills to be successful in life.
During the high school years, a career track plan offers students the opportunity to closely examine how their interests and skills can best translate into college and the workplace.
After evaluating personal interests, aptitudes and talents, students are encouraged to choose between 12 career clusters:
- Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
- Architecture & Construction
- Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
- Business Management & Administration
- Education & Training
- Health Science
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Information Technology
- Human Services
- Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Additionally, a Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics track helps cultivate interest and experience in STEM-related industries.
MISD students have the option to earn one of five specific endorsements upon graduation by successfully completing the necessary curriculum requirements. Endorsements may be earned in STEM, Business and Industry, Public Services, Arts and Humanities or Multidisciplinary Studies and will appear on the student’s diploma and transcripts.
This comprehensive approach to preparing students for the workforce aligns nicely with the fastest-growing industries in the United States.
Make Something Great With Us
Midlothian prides itself on an educational foundation that reinforces supportive business infrastructure, fosters industry awareness, and enhances companies’ abilities to keep pace with evolving marketplace demands.
We invite you to explore the myriad ways Midlothian can help your company make something great here.