Business Partnerships of the Year

Nominations for the 2021 Business Partnership of the Year are closed. Applications for 2022 will open in February of 2022. 

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2020 Business Partnerships of the Year

AWS and River Oaks Elementary joined in a partnership to empower students to become knowledgeable, engaged citizens, and innovators. To do so, they established the world’s first AWS science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) Lab called the Think Big Space. This space provides students from all over the Division access to learn about augmented reality, artificial intelligence, machine learning, coding, and robotics.

Food Lion and Forest Park High’s partnership has provided students the opportunity to understand work-place readiness skills and how they are actualized in the real world. From mock interviews to practice job applications, this partnership aims to help students prepare for their Workplace Readiness Industry Certification. Since the partnership began in 2017, the Workplace Readiness Industry Certification pass rate at Forest Park has increased by 30 percent.

I-66 Express Mobility Partners partnered with PWCS this past year to sponsor the Prince William-Manassas Regional Science and Engineering Fair. The sponsorship was part of a more than $30,000 donation to the Division for STEM educational efforts. The partnership aims to strengthen the quality and quantity of student participation in future Science and Engineering Fairs as well as support the growth of STEM education in elementary schools.

2019 Business Partnership of the Year Winners

2019 Business Partnerships of the Year

CroppMetcalfe, nominated by the Office of Career and Technical Education; Crossroads Connection, nominated by Tyler Elementary School; and The Links, Inc. Old Dominion Chapter, nominated by Minnieville Elementary School.

The Partner in Education Award, newly renamed to recognize the former SPARK Executive Director, is now the Sharon Henry Partner in Education Award. This award was presented to Bubbles Salon, nominated by Ashland Elementary School.

All of the winners and their nominators were recognized before the Prince William County School Board on Wednesday, June 5 and at the Superintendent's Business Breakfast on Thursday, October 24.

Congratulations to all award recipients and nominators!

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