Henry County Public Schools were among nine school divisions to receive honors in the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards.
The county school division earned a second-place award in the Student Population Between 5,001 – 10,000 Students for its Oh Henry! Internships for the Future program.
Winning divisions were recognized at the VSBA Conference on Education, which took place virtually on Tuesday.
The nine winning school divisions are:
Student Population Below 5,000 Students
First Place- Louisa County Public Schools, The Little Lions Learning Lab
Second Place- Goochland County Public Schools, Utility and Heavy Equipment Operators: Building the Foundation for a Career
Third Place- Dinwiddie County Public Schools, Workforce Ready Diploma Seal Initiative
Student Population Between 5,001 – 10,000 Students
First Place- Isle of Wight County Public Schools, Incorporating Authenticity into CTE Programs
Second Place- Henry County Public Schools, Oh Henry! Internships for the Future
Third Place- Shenandoah County Public Schools, Biomedical Capstone Projects: Department of Motor Vehicles Automated Perimetry by Eli Dellinger
Student Population Above 10,001 Students
First Place- Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, WJCC Schools Healthcare Programs Initiative Second Place- Roanoke County Public Schools, Roanoke County Public Schools’ Registered Apprenticeship Program
Third Place- Portsmouth City Public Schools, Health Sciences Career Development Program
The awards program was created in 2018 by the VSBA Task Force on Workforce Readiness to highlight exemplary programs in Virginia’s Public Schools focused on preparing the state’s future workforce. The sponsor of the awards was VMDO.