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Park County School District 6 Forges Dynamic Partnership with Y-TEX Corporation in Cody, WY while expanding on the RIDE Initiative.

[Cody, WY – March 11, 2024] – Park County School District 6 is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Y-TEX Corporation, headquartered in Cody, Wyoming. With a rich legacy dating back to 1967, Y-TEX has distinguished itself as a global leader in developing innovative, high-quality products for livestock producers worldwide.

Y-TEX’s commitment to extensive product research and testing, coupled with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and skilled craftsmen, has consistently delivered superior livestock identification and pest control systems. Their unwavering attention to detail has made them a trusted name, known for offering superior product quality.

The collaboration between Park County School District 6 and Y-TEX comes as part of the school district’s ambitious Classroom 2 Careers initiative, launched at the beginning of the 2023-24 school year. This innovative program aims to provide students with a unique platform to explore an innovative research and testing facility, and skilled workforce careers in high-need, high-skilled, high-wage fields. “We extend our sincere gratitude to Mr. Glenn Nielson, the CEO of Y-TEX. There is truly no other research, testing, manufacturing, and distribution company that offers such a varied and enriching workforce experience. Y-TEX integrates every essential aspect of the core content in education, and we feel privileged to have forged this valuable partnership.”

“Advancing Wyoming’s Learning Landscape” is a collaborative initiative involving Governor Mark Gordon, Superintendent Megan Degenfelder, the Wyoming Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and the University of Wyoming College of Education. Recently, the program welcomed nine school districts into the RIDE Pilot, championing the cause of Student-Centered Learning.

The Classroom 2 Careers initiative fosters engagement through interactive sessions, hands-on experiences, and insightful discussions, with the overarching goal of igniting a passion that propels students towards meaningful and fulfilling careers. By integrating real-world experiences into the educational journey, the program seeks to bridge the gap between academia and industry, preparing students for success in the ever-evolving job market.

The collaboration between an innovative corporation like Y-TEX, specializing in manufacturing and distribution, and the dedicated educators and students of Park County School District 6 creates a dynamic ecosystem. This partnership will serve as a platform where knowledge is shared, questions are explored, and the foundation for future success is laid.

“We are excited about the potential of this partnership with Y-TEX Corporation,” said PCSD 6 Superintendent Vernon Orndorff “Through the support of Mr. Glenn Nielson, we bring together the expertise of a global leader in livestock solutions with our commitment to shaping the next generation, we are confident that this collaboration will provide our students with invaluable insights and opportunities.”

This collaboration exemplifies the power of industry-education partnerships in fostering a skilled workforce and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow. Park County School District 6 looks forward to the mutual benefits that will arise from this dynamic collaboration with Y-TEX Corporation.