Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Work Ethic Distinction Elite Sponsors Announced

Lawrence County Schools announced in October the new Work Ethic Distinction Honor that graduating seniors will be able to pursue that addresses the fact that Work Ethics Matter. 

Students completing a Work Ethic Portfolio by March 15th will be presented a medal at the Work Ethics Matter Celebration on May 9th and will be included in a drawing for a car. In order to make a project such as this come to fruition business sponsors are imperative. 

LCSS CTE Director, Shannon Watson explains, “Early on in developing the Work Ethic Distinction program for Lawrence County Schools it was obvious that business sponsors would be needed for funding and invaluable input. I made a list of partners to meet with having a goal of raising $8000 to purchase the car to be given away and it only took 8 meetings with each donor committing $1000 towards the car! 

The first meeting was with Jeremy Gobble and his team at Heritage Automotive Center which is the only new car dealer in Lawrence County and seemed like a logical fit to make the purchase from. Within one week and 7 more conversations the car was more than paid for! The receptiveness of the project speaks volumes of the buy in of local employers.”

Elite sponsors of the Work Ethic Distinction Honor includes:

South East Carriers, Tracy Gobble

Prime Hospitality, Shane Hughes

Evers Construction, Clint Evers

Crockett Cinemas/Usave Car & Truck Rental, Darryl Watson

Lawrenceburg Utilities Systems, Vic Pusser

Kelly Appliances, Brent & Zondra Kelly

Brad Nielsen State Farm, Brad Nielsen

DRM, Barry Brian

Modine Manufacturing, Greg Mansfield & Mark Jent

Heritage Automotive Center, Jeremy Gobble

Improving the work ethic culture of Lawrence County can only start with small steps towards recognizing the importance of maintaining a good attendance record, staying drug free, having a positive attitude, and being a team player. 

The Career & Technical Education programs of LCSS continue to include soft skills within course standards and through CTE Advisory Boards at each high school will seek out areas of focus that business partners deem necessary for student success. 

Watson concludes, “I look forward to working with the Elite Sponsors of the Work Ethic Distinction Honor and the opportunity to continue the conversation of positive work ethics and how we can better prepare our students for successful lives within our community.”




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