Corporate partners recognized for work with students and schools

Three of the Consortium’s corporate partners were among those honored earlier this month at celebratED, an event The Grable Foundation hosted to bring recognition to educators and others creating innovative learning opportunities for youth in our region. Honored for their work were Covestro, Mascaro Construction Co. and PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

“We congratulate these companies for their contributions and commend their understanding that school-business partnerships play a vital role in our region’s overall workforce development,” said the Consortium’s Executive Director, Mary Kay Babyak. “All of them are helping to bridge the divide between schools and the workforce.” “These companies recognize the current and future talent in our diverse communities and are opening multiple career pathways for students. They all have been wonderful partners and we can’t thank them enough for the time and resources they’ve dedicated to improving career learning and opportunities.” Specifically, honors went to:

  • Covestro – for enriching STEM learning opportunities and engaging youth in Youthquake 2030 to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their communities;
  • Mascaro Construction — for helping students find rewarding career paths in its industry and equipping educators with the knowledge needed to guide them;
  • PNC Financial — for taking pre-employment training directly into high schools and helping students learn about jobs that don’t necessarily require degrees to build career paths with opportunities for advancement.