Posted: Monday, November 2, 2015
Greenville County School Superintendent Burke Royster and Michelin North America CEO Pete Selleck co-hosted a breakfast to encourage more school and business partnerships.
The breakfast event at Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School was for Upstate CEOs and business leaders.
Hundreds of Michelin employees volunteer weekly in Greenville County Schools. Michelin volunteers serve as lunch buddies and mentors at four Title I schools. Michelin also funds a Challenge Reading program and provides tutoring. At the middle school level, Michelin works to encourage an interest in manufacturing careers. High school students at Greenville County’s four career centers are encouraged to apply to become Michelin Tech Scholars. Tech scholars receive full tuition and fees paid at Technical College and are employed part time at a Michelin plant.
Greenville County Schools is encouraging more companies to become formal partners through mentoring, tutoring, job shadowing and internship programs.