Katy Offutt is executive director of the Hood County Forward Training Center. Her community leadership roles include: Relief Ministry Coordinator, Stonewater Church; alumnus and past president, Leadership Granbury; vice-president, Granbury Housing Authority; President, Public Facility Corporation; Nominating Committee Chair, LGMA; and volunteer with Ada Carey Center.
A crucial milestone is revealed today. Forward Training Center launches our first off-campus satellite at Premier High School. The program will be modeled after our Powered for Life (PFL) youth program, which is currently taught to STARS Accelerated High School students at our home campus.
The impact of reaching young people in their formative years between 13 and 18 will develop character building and work ethic, which will equip them to make better career path choices. Our courses are designed to give value to our students by focusing on their unique skills and talents.
Here is one business owner’s success story from his direct experience with PFL graduates:
“One of the blessings of owning a business in Granbury is being introduced to the Advanced Training Center. As a business owner, I learned early on the importance of mentorship when it came to growing our own team of employees. Sharing many of the same passions at the center, we were invited to make a small contribution of time and join together to make a difference in the lives of young people in Hood County. This investment allowed us to bond with three young men. Over the past two months we have had the privilege of hiring Franky Rodriquez, Rafael De La Rosa and JJ Silva into our ongoing apprenticeship program. Bringing in these three young men has been exciting for us as we continue to look to the future and the Granbury market.
While all three were uniquely prepared for graduation and entering our workspace, Franky stands out. Introducing him to our toughest main guy was successful. Franky showed a great attitude and work ethic and met all of our expectations. Due to his success, he has already had his first raise and is set to have many more over the next two years. We are grateful to be connected to the Forward Training Center and look forward to many more successes in the years to come!
Christian ~ JCH Painting
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Advanced Training Center 600 W. Pearl St. Bldg. B
October 19 – Ryan Ray of Jobs for Life Headquarters in Raleigh, NC will speak on “Setting the Direction for Future Generations.” Let’s give Ryan a warm welcome to Granbury by attending and hearing his views from a national perspective.
November 16 – Dr. Calvin Lawrence will speak on “Blessed be the tie that binds,” bridging the gaps between families, businesses and communities. calvinlawrencespeaks.net
December 8 5:30 p.m. — Gala La Bella Luna “It’s a wonderful life”. Hosted by Hotel Lucy and served by Hard Eight Barbeque. An evening of fine dining and superb entertainment featuring our award-winning Granbury High School Choir presenting a wonderful Christmas program.
Sponsorships and tickets are available on our website at forwardtrainingcenter.org or call Lori at 817-939-3351. Forward is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible organization.
Next month: Another milestone.
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- First aid and CPR training at Kinsmen Sportsplex
- The duo start training on Burnham Beach for an incredible 700 mile polar hike challenge
- Alphonso Davies’ injury considered minor returns to training with Bayern Munich