May 2021 Member of the Month
RockATop Recognized as May Member of the Month
RockATop is being recognized by the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce as a member of the month for their strong partnership in matching local students to local opportunities for technical education, career employment and personal growth while serving the changing workforce needs of local employers. Rockingham Apprenticeship and Technical Opportunities Partnership (RockATOP) was formed in October of 2013. The group was comprised of RCS staff, RCC staff, business, and community leaders with the purpose of developing a comprehensive career pathway system. A comprehensive career pathway system is comprised of a sequence of academic and technical courses that span both high school and college that are specific to a particular career. A comprehensive pathway system is also comprised critical work-based experience opportunities such as internships and apprenticeships. Internship opportunities were included within RockATOP since its inception; however, Apprenticeship Opportunities were not made available to students until 2017. RockATOP looks forward to establishing this critical component of our pathway system with its founding RockATOP apprenticeship partners.
“Working with Lydia and the RockATop program is an important part of our mission. We appreciate and value the work they are doing to strengthen our workforce. Our business community can only be as strong as their employees, and this program ensures that we are building valuable skills and career pathways for our young people.” commented Diane Sawyer, Reidsville Chamber President.
Photos of the business from the event is available on the Chamber’s Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/ReidsvilleChamber/posts/10158255456156235