Friday, June 9, 2023

Lewisville ISD renames career centers

LISD’s Dale Jackson Career Center will be replaced by a new career center in 2020 (photo courtesy of LISD).

Lewisville ISD has chosen the new names for its current and future career centers.

The district passed a bond referendum in 2017 that included a new career center on the west side of Interstate 35 — intended to replace the aging Dale Jackson Career Center. After that, LISD decided it was time to choose a single name for the Career Center East and the future career center, according to a LISD news release. In Fall 2018, the LISD Board of Trustees formed a three-member committee to review, research and make a recommendation regarding the career centers’ new name.

LISD created a survey for the public to submit naming suggestions, with the winning proposal receiving a $500 Nebraska Furniture Mart gift certificate. The community submitted over 200 names, according to the district and the committee discussed the various suggestions with considerations given to branding, acronyms and other areas before putting forth a name for recommendation.

The LISD Career Center East, photo courtesy of LISD

Technology, Exploration and Career Center (TECC-E) (TECC-W) was the name recommended by the committee, according to the district. The centers would be differentiated by “east” and “west,” representing their geographic relation to Interstate 35E. The proposed name consisted of a combination of three different submissions and included the word ‘technology’ first to emphasize that the learning occurring at the career centers is not static and changes as the knowledge and skills do for creating a future ready work force.

At the Monday night Board meeting, the LISD Board of Trustees approved the name Technology, Exploration and Career Center.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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