The Rowlett Housing Finance Corporation Extends Appreciation to Garland ISD Web Design Class at Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center

On January 25, 2019, the Rowlett Housing Finance Corporation (the “HFC”) recognized the Web Design class at Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center (GRCTC) for the students’ work in creating a new web site for the HFC.  Executive Director Rick Sheffield and Board President Barbara Holst presented a letter of appreciation and a check for $200.00 to the students’ teacher, Benjamin Wade and Principal Dr. Erika Crump.

“It was a pleasure to watch the students when they interviewed us in order to understand what kind of product to deliver,” said Sheffield.  “You could tell they were engaged, they asked great questions and really showed a desire to understand our business so they could provide a web presence that helped to showcase the HFC, and the final product really impressed us.  Mr. Wade told us that the class was saving up to attend an ‘Escape Room’ experience.  We really wanted to help, so the Board approved a donation of $200.00.”

Dr. Crump added, “We are honored that the Rowlett Housing Finance Corporation thought of the GISD Web Design students who attend the Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center to partner with HFC to provide a real-world experience that also gives back to their community. Our students are extremely talented and ready and willing to put their creative talents and ideas to work.”

“Watching and listening to these students was not just impressive, but inspiring, too,” HFC Board President Barbara Holst said.  “They are acquiring skills that will benefit them for many years whether it’s in a career or personal endeavor.  GISD has indeed raised the bar when one thinks of career and technical training.  The Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center should be every school district’s example of how to do it right.”P

About Gilbreath-Reed Technical and Career Center
The GRCTC is located at 4885 N President George Bush Hwy.  It opened in 2017 to offer students the opportunity to take advanced-level Career and Technical Education courses regardless of their home campus.

About the Rowlett HFC
The Rowlett HFC is a public, nonprofit housing finance corporation and instrumentality of the City of Rowlett, Texas, pursuant to the provisions of the Texas Housing Finance Corporation Act, Chapter 394, Texas Local Government Code, as amended (the “Act”). The Rowlett HFC’s purpose under the Act is to provide a means to finance the cost of residential ownership and development that will provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for individuals of low and moderate income.

From left to right: Dr. Erika Crump, Barbara Holst, Benjamin Wade, Rick Sheffield, Clint Elsasser (Asst. Principal)

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