March 6, 2014

BELTON, TX-Temple Economic Development Corporation (Temple EDC) was presented one of Belton Independent School District’s (Belton ISD) Community Partners of the Year at Belton ISD’s Celebrate Public Schools Week luncheon held yesterday. Temple EDC was recognized for efforts in promoting Belton ISD’s Career and Technology Education (CTE) program.

In 2013 Temple EDC joined with Belton ISD for a working lunch where local businesses voiced their needs and opportunities to collaborate. Temple EDC and Belton ISD work with area businesses to understand their workforce needs and an advisory board helps guide the direction of the CTE program. Collaboration with local businesses helps to ensure that the CTE program is teaching the techniques that are currently being used in the respective industries.

Temple EDC also joined with district administrators for a joint presentation on business needs and partnerships at the Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards Convention in Dallas. Most recently, Temple EDC has assisted in launching the Student Workforce Advisory Team to identify ways to support students in launching careers and to connect them with employers. Belton Chamber of Commerce and Belton Economic Development Corporation were also recipients of Belton ISD’s Community Partners of the Year awards.

About Belton ISD

Belton ISD has a proud tradition of excellence in education. Our mission is to ensure that every child achieves maximum educational potential. Belton ISD currently serves 9,800 students at 13 campuses spread across approximately 200 square miles in Bell County. Students attend eight elementary schools, three middle schools, one traditional high school and one New Tech high school. Belton ISD is committed to attracting and retaining high-performing administation, faculty, and staff who reflect the values of the community, serve as positive role models, exhibit moral excellence, and are committed to achieving excellence for all students. Belton ISD provides a variety of programs and services to ensure each child receives a quality education. For more information, visit

About Temple

Temple, Texas, is a community with a diverse economic base that includes healthcare, distribution and warehousing, and manufacturing as its foundation. Within 200 miles of a population of 19 million, Temple is strategically located 39 minutes north of the Austin Metro Area on I-35, making it central within the Southwest U.S. marketplace. For more information, visit