Betts Company has been named a 2014 Business Partnership award winner by the Fresno Compact, an organization focused on preparing students for the increasing demands of society and the workplace, and will be formally recognized at the Fresno Compact’s 18th Annual Shareholder’s Luncheon on March 5.
Each year the Fresno Compact recognizes 10 local businesses that have built exceptional partnerships with schools, contributing time and resources to help students reach their full potential.
“We are thrilled to support educational endeavors in our community through schools like Fresno City College and Cal State University Fresno,” Joe Devany, director of operations for Betts Company, says. “We value these positive partnerships and will continue to support their growth.”
Brett Camacho, the department chair for trades in the applied technology division at Fresno City College, nominated Betts Company for the award. Camacho says for the last two semesters the school has worked collaboratively with Betts Company on the construction of 30 metal racks to hold materials for the company.
“Their engineers drew up the plans, the company purchased all of the materials and the fabrication students built them,” explained Camacho. “This worked out great because it provided our students opportunity to build different projects with no out of pocket cost. The partnership positively impacts the students by giving them real world experience they might not otherwise have the opportunity to receive. Our business partners positively impact the community by allowing students to receive better training which leads to their being better contributors to the industries in our area.””