Loveland Business Partnership honored as Thompson School District’s First Career and Technical Education Organization of the Year

On April 30, the Loveland Business Partnership ( LBP) was honored as part of the 1st Annual Thompson School District (TSD) Career Connection Reception. The LBP was recognized as the 2017-2018 Career and Technical Education Organization of the Year. The award recognizes the significant and profound contributions to Career and Technical Education in Thompson School District and for helping students make lasting connections for career and community readiness.

The LBP is a diverse, connected and experienced organization made up of influential thought leaders and solution providers who assist with Loveland’s current business issues.  Since the 1950’s the volunteer board has served as the response team that has helped advance Loveland’s economy, ensuring that all parties are working together for the continued health of our community. Loveland’s workforce has been a key initiative of the group for the past few years. They have collaborated with TSD for years including:

Sponsored a first student/ business summit in October, 2016. Sponsored a second student/business summit in March, 2018.
Supported TSD’s application for the  Career wise apprenticeship program.
Collaborated with TSD to convene ongoing community discussions and planning meetings in response to regional workforce development needs.

“Since the 1950’s our group has worked together with our partners to create, fund and lead initiatives that boost Loveland’s economic development by connecting the right investment capital with the right people,” said Doug Rutledge, chairman of the LBP Board of Directors. “Investing in career and technical education for our youth is a win for them, for our community and for our economy. We are proud to partner with TSD as they expand opportunities to bring real world career learning to all students in the district.”

In addition to receiving the award, attending LBP board members enjoyed celebrating other award winners and meeting some of the TSD students who have made an impact this year. Congratulations to all for a great evening and tremendous success!