• Partnerships 

    The Academy of Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing (AoE) at Apex Friendship High School maintains a strong advisory board. This is a collaborative partnership between business leaders throughout the community, educators and students.   The Business Advisory Board provides an essential bridge between schools and the workplace.  Our members play an active role in developing the future workforce by shaping talent in AoE. Advisory board members collaborate with educators to inform curricula and help organize work-based learning activities. Advisory boards give students the opportunity to build relationships with mentors early and learn from successful adults.  The Business Advisory meets on a monthly basis to develop action steps towards meeting our annual goals. Some of our advisory board member and business partners include:
    • Black & Veatch
    • Cisco
    • CLH Design
    • Dell
    • Gilbane
    • Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce
    • Intralox
    • LHC Structural Engineers
    • Lord Corporation
    • NC Department of Transportation
    • NC State University 
    • NCTAP
    • SAS
    • Seqirus
    • Signalscape
    • RATIO Design
    • Withers and Ravenel        
    In addition to the support from our business partners, our parents play a vital role in the Academy as well.  The Parent Support Group serves as a booster club for AoE providing a volunteer base as well as assisting with fundraising efforts and special events.  

    The Academy of Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing Business Advisory Board as well as the Parent Support Group always welcomes new members.  Please contact Diane Cadavid at dcadavid@wcpss.net for more information. 
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