WATERLOO — VGM Forbin formally committed to a sponsorship deal with the Waterloo Career Center in a recent signing ceremony.
The center, housed at Central Middle School, offers a variety of career and technical education for Waterloo Community Schools’ high school students.
VGM Forbin, a Waterloo-based web development company, will enhance learning opportunities for high school students who pursue multiple career pathways offered at the center — including information technology, web and mobile networking, marketing and digital interactive media.
“At Forbin, we owe all of our success in digital innovation to our talented team, many of whom started honing their web skills in middle school and high school,” said Rob Duryea, VGM Forbin president. “Partnering with the Waterloo School District allows our team to give back close to home, passing along their knowledge and passion to local youth at this crucial time in development.”
“VGM Forbin will be a major player in helping us provide relevant, meaningful, engaging instruction for students,” said Waterloo Schools’ Superintendent Jane Lindaman. “We are thankful for their willingness to partner with us.”
The company is the latest of many local companies committing to career program partnerships with Waterloo Schools. Recently, the University of Northern Iowa College of Education, John Deere Waterloo Operations and UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital were announced as sponsors for the career center.