Each year the Fresno Compact recognizes 10 local businesses that have built exceptional partnerships with schools, contributing time and resources to help students reach their full potential.
Brett Camacho, the department chair for trades in the applied technology division at Fresno City College, nominated Betts Company for the award. Camacho says for the last two semesters the school has worked collaboratively with Betts Company on the construction of 30 metal racks to hold materials for the company. “Their engineers drew up the plans, the company purchased all of the materials and the fabrication students built them,” explained Camacho. “This worked out great because it provided our students opportunity to build different projects with no out of pocket cost.”
Camacho went on to say, “The partnership positively impacts the students by giving them real world experience they might not otherwise have the opportunity to receive. Our business partners positively impact the community by allowing students to receive better training which leads to their being better contributors to the industries in our area.”
Joe Devany, director of operations, will represent Betts Company at the March 5 luncheon and says the company is honored by the recognition. “We are thrilled to support educational endeavors in our community through schools like Fresno City College and Cal State University Fresno,” said Devany. “We value these positive partnerships and will continue to support their growth.”
The purpose of the Fresno Compact is to focus community-wide efforts on preparing students for the increasing demands of society and the workplace. In doing so, it provides a mechanism for mobilizing business and community support of local public schools, and it acts as a clearinghouse for the sharing of information among school districts, businesses, and community leaders. The Fresno Compact is the coordinating body of the Fresno Area Strive program. For more information on The Fresno Compact, visit www.fresnocompact.com.
For more information on Betts Company, visit http://www.Betts1868.com, phone 559-498-3304, or email info@Betts1868.com.