On Tuesday, July 7th, CORA Physical Therapy was named as the B-L High School CTE Center “Business of the Year.”
Principal Sonya Bryant and teacher Roy Frick were on hand to present the plaque to Tony Brundage, the Clinical Manager of CORA’s Leesville location.
CORA Physical Therapy was chosen for this prestigious award because during the past school year, the business volunteered to host seven student interns from BLHS, giving them the opportunity to cultivate their potential career interests in a real-life business environment. In addition, CORA has been instrumental in holding students accountable for their work and helping them to transition from school to being a working professional. CORA’s staff also served as advisors for sports med and health students and helped to provide additional resources in B-L High School’s classrooms.
BLHS started the Work-Based Course that’s part of its Career and Technology Education Program during the 2018-2019 school year. Since its inception, the class has tripled in size and is expected to continue to grow as more and more students look to identify work fields that are appealing to them prior to their high school graduation.
In addition to CORA Physical Therapy, B-L High School would like to thank the following organizations for serving as business partners for the work-based learning program: Babcock Center, Barnes Oil and Propane, B-L Animal Hospital, Burkett Farms, Captain’s Choice Marine, Holsenback Service, Inc., Lazy Creek Pet Food and Supplies, Mitchell Printing and Graphics, and Rocky Wells.