Partners in Education program now 207 partners strong

“Share a Piece of Your PIE” Partners In Education Celebration on November 19

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Partners in Education (PIE) program experienced a drastic expansion this fall with the formation of 85 new school-business partnerships. These new partnerships join the 122 already existing school-business partners. Only one school, Chestatee Middle, remains without a partner. With 32 schools in the Hall County School System and seven in the City of Gainesville School System, this is a remarkable accomplishment.

This year, Steve Syfan of Turbo Logistics is chairing PIE and is planning a networking event to share ideas and stimulate new incentives. “Many of the current partnerships are working to address school needs and motivate students,” said Syfan. “By bringing participants together, we can learn what’s working best in these schools and assist in implementing successful programs into new school partnerships.”

A Partners In Education Celebration will take place at the Burd Center at Brenau University on Wednesday, November 19 at 1:00 p.m. The theme of the event is “Share a Piece of Your PIE” and current partners will share their successes so all can learn and improve business/school programs. Potential partners and new partners will have the opportunity to obtain new ideas, and the event will include desert (pie) and coffee.

Partners in Education, a program of the Greater Hall Chamber, is a mutually supportive arrangement between a business/organization and a school. The primary goal is to strengthen and enrich instructional programs and enhance the educational experiences of students. PIE allows businesses the opportunity to contribute to the education of a well-trained future work force and provide students and teachers first-hand work exposure.

For more information on PIE, contact Helen Stewart at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, 770-538-0024.