Community 2017-05-25T21:13:18+00:00

Community

PSI Participates in Temple ISD Career Fair

TISD Career Days

For eighth graders, learning about a new industry could spark a lifelong career and passion. Earlier this year, PSI participated in the Temple ISD Career Fair, an event designed to introduce over 600 eighth graders to potential career paths through the eyes of local business partners.

Through interactive booths and conversations, community professionals showcased careers and career applications in different industries. One event objective was to help students plan their high school course track by informing them of industry expectations for education,skills and/or certifications.

By engaging with teens, PSI is able to look to the future and deepen our roots in the community. “We’re always on the hunt for good employees and we like to draw on local talent. Our hope is that five to eight years from now they’ll remember us in their job search,” says Steve Davis, Director of Sales and Marketing. PSI represented several departments at the event, including manufacturing, human resources, engineering and accounting.

PSI has been a part of the Temple ISD community for years, through new wall panel installations, renovations, and student events. In 2016 PSI collaborated with TISD Career and Technical Educational Center in the inaugural IChallange U program where students developed real world skills while working with various PSI departments. They had an opportunity to take an order, engineer and manufacture it, sell it, and account for all the activities as a business would. The PSI team looks forward to the next chance to meet, greet, and educate students on career opportunities.

Temple High School Health Sciences EMT Program

Food For Families

The Health Sciences curriculum in Temple High School’s Career and Technical Education Center prepares students to enter careers relating to the planning, managing and providing of therapeutic services , diagnostic services, health infomatics, support services and biotechnology research and development. The students enrolled in the EMT program are required to wear uniforms and have their own medical supplies. PSI’s donation of $1,132 helped cover the programs shortfall of funds to be able to equip each of the students in the program.

“PSI, Thank you for all you do for Temple ISD and our students!! Your partnership helps bring education to life. We couldn’t do it without you.”—Denise Ayres, Director of CTE, Temple ISD

Food For Families

Food For Families

Food for Families was a Central Texas Food Drive that took place in November. Food for Families distributes food from its pantries for more than 2500 families in need in this region. The November drive had a goal to collect more than 160,000 lbs of food and it was achieved with more than 164,000 pounds of food collected. PSI was pleased to participate, and donated almost 1500 food items.

Families In Crisis

Families in Crisis

Families in Crisis is a Central TX based social service organization serving the survivors of family /sexual violence, veterans and their families and the homeless populations of Bell, Coryell and Hamilton counties. PSI through it’s “I am PSI” fundraiser was able to make a $1,351 contribution to this organization in late October.

IChallengeU
Temple, Texas

iChallengeU

Panel Specialists volunteered as the first IChallengeU corporate partner in Temple, TX through the Career, Technology and Education (CTE) Advisory Council. PSI worked with woodworking and accounting students at Temple High School to solve a real life business challenge of producing and providing a full cost analysis of college dormitory furniture. From evaluating production costs to the actual design and creation, students learned the complete manufacturing process of creating a finished product. PSI was delighted to contribute in the education and training of Temple youth.

Temple Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) award
Temple, Texas

Temple Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) award

The Excellence in Workforce Award recognizes a Temple business with notable success in workforce development during 2015-2016.

This success can be in the area of new job growth, education and training programs for employees, a unique workforce initiative or investing in the future workforce.

“Temple Economic Development Corporation recognizes the significant role and investment Panel Specialists, Inc. has made in Temple Independent School District’s Career and Technology Education and IChallengeU program as a prime example of investing in our future workforce.”

Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Award

Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Award

Panel Specialists was recognized by the Texas Association of School Boards as a company that Stands Up For Texas Public Schools.

Adopt-A-Park
Temple, Texas

Adopt-A-Park

Panel Specialists, Inc. participated in Adopt-A-Park and brought employees and their families to clean up Walker Park in Temple, TX. We take pride in our city and enjoy supporting it in any way we can! The park cleanup is an ongoing program PSI has participated in since 2014, regularly visiting the park at least five times out of the year to ensure the park is clean and well maintained for years to come.

Wildcat Mentor Back to School Bash (TISD)
Temple, Texas

Wildcat Mentor Back to School Bash (TISD)

Our very own Misty Janicek and Alex Borgeson recently attended the Wildcat Mentor Back to School Bash, as part of the Temple Independent School District Wildcat Mentorship Program. Misty and Alex both serve as mentors for a child at Jefferson Elementary School in Temple. The bash was held at the new Ralph Wilson Youth Club.

Santa Pal Volunteer Program
Temple, Texas

Santa Pal Volunteer Program

We loved volunteering with Santa Pal this holiday season. They’re a great organization who makes a significant impact in our Temple, TX community and we’re proud to partner with them.

Temple Education Foundation
Temple, Texas

Temple Education Foundation

Panel Specialists, a wall panel systems provider of Temple Independent School District (TISD), showed their support for the Temple Education Foundation (TEF) through an event sponsorship, contributing to the support and expansion of educational opportunities for students and teachers in TISD.

City of Temple Adopt-a-Park Group of the Year Award
Temple, Texas

City of Temple Adopt-a-Park Group of the Year Award

Panel Specialists, Inc. received the Adopt-a-Park Group of the Year!

Greenbuild Editor’s Choice Award

Greenbuild Editor’s Choice Award

“Panel Specialists, Inc. is one of the publication’s 2015 Editor’s Choice companies due in large part to the innovations and forward-thinking nature of the company as it concerns the built environment.”.

Ralph Wilson Youth Club
Temple, Texas

Ralph Wilson Youth Club

“PSI’s kind donation of the wall panel system for the RWYC was a leading gift. The look and functionality are tremendous and will serve us well for the next fifty years,” said Wendell Williams, Chairman of the Ralph Wilson Youth Club.

PSI Receives Community Award

United Way of Central Texas

PSI is honored to receive the UWTC Community Impact Award for New Campaign of the Year. Receiving this award at our 25th anniversary celebration was a perfect start to the next 25 years. We are grateful to partner with the United Way of Central Texas and look forward to our mutual and continued success.