CULLODEN, W.Va., Oct. 5, 2021 - Service Wire Company is doubling down on its commitment to education as a new era awaits the family-owned wire and cable manufacturer. President and CEO, Louis Weisberg, announced in early September that the company will be partnering with local colleges in each of the company’s three home states and enhancing its internal educational programs.
"I am pleased to share that we will be rolling out a new Workforce Development Program with five local educational facilities in Phoenix, Houston and Huntington, West Virginia,” Weisberg said. “This new program will offer students the opportunity to enhance their skills and partner with our company for continued success after graduation."
The pilot program will launch with San Jacinto College in Houston in conjunction with the company’s new manufacturing and distribution facility. Service Wire will award scholarships to San Jacinto College students for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. Scholarships will also be awarded to students at Texas Southern University’s Jesse H. Jones School of Business.
In Phoenix, Service Wire Company will be partnering with Maricopa County College and Western Maricopa Education Center—providing additional scholarships for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years.
In Huntington, West Virginia, the company is a sponsor of Marshall University’s new Transformative Sales & Service Excellence Center. This new facility aims to prepare students for a career in sales through relevant curriculum, solving real-world challenges, and networking with corporate partners.
The company also offers scholarship and educational opportunities for children of employees, according to Shane Berry, Human Resources Director at Service Wire.
"Each year, the program awards scholarships to a number of children of employees who will be or are attending college,” explained Berry. “These scholarships can be awarded annually until the student graduates."
"The third leg of the company’s education initiative includes a new online learning program called Outschool. This resource offers grade school students access to year-round academic and extracurricular activities."