August 13, 2018 – Bryan College has partnered with the Hamilton County Department of Education to announce the Bryan College Institute of Leadership, Business and Marketing at East Hamilton Middle High School. The Future Ready Institute program begins this fall and focuses on making students work force ready.
“Bryan College is proud to be a part of such a promising new program,” said Dr. Stephen Livesay, President of the College. “Preparing students to be ready for the next chapter in their lives is a natural role for us and we look forward to how the Institute of Leadership, Business and Marketing will do just that. We have a long-term commitment to this program and are eager to meet our first classes of students.”
Future Ready Institutes provide students with learning opportunities around a career theme, this one being leadership, business and marketing. The goal of the program is to provide students with continued opportunities after high school.
Students of the Bryan College Institute of Leadership, Business and Marketing will be part of a learning community of peers with similar career interests. The curriculum includes business, marketing, accounting, management and entrepreneurship.
As part of the partnership, business professors from Bryan College will serve as guest lecturers throughout the curriculum. Additional opportunities include school to college summer bridge programs, student externships, student leadership training, access to scholarships and more.
The three key elements to Future Ready Institutes are Engaging Instruction, Partnerships and Post-Secondary Jumpstart. There are 20 Future Ready Institutes located in 14 schools throughout the district.
“A big focus for us is making sure our graduates are ready for the challenges of the future they will face after high school,” said Blake Freeman, director of Future Ready Institutes of Hamilton County Schools. “Partners such as Bryan College are helping pave the way to achieving this goal.”
An official signing of the memorandum of understanding took place between Bryan College and East Hamilton Middle High School on Friday, August 10. After the ceremony, East Hamilton students had the opportunity to engage with Bryan College business professors, setting a strong example for the launch of the partnership.