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Educational Excellence Builds Business Partnership Award

Oct 23, 2014 | Awards

Advanced Roofing, Inc. was recognized with the 2014 Educational Excellence Builds Business Partnership Award from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance in Broward County

The Alliance’s “Education Partnerships” campaign showcases the high quality of Greater Fort Lauderdale‘s pre-K–20 education system and the outstanding quality of the local workforce. Additionally, the campaign presents information about South Florida’s “world-class” faculty and recognizes educators who are nationally or internationally known in their fields and companies who have contributed to improving education in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County.

In 2014, Advanced Roofing was recognized with the Educational Excellence Builds Business Partnerships Award. Under the leadership of CEO Rob Kornahrens, Advanced Roofing is involved in public education at almost every level.  The company was one of the first to sign up for a pilot program with Innovations for Learning / TutorMate, Inc. where company employees commit to reading to an assigned 1st grader for ½ hour each week, culminating in a joint end-of-the-year field trip.  The students went from the 30th percentile in reading to the 70th.  At the middle and high school levels, Rob served as a mentor for the LEEO (Liking Education and Employment Outcomes) program, in its newest pilot program focused on the energy industry, where students become exposed to employment options within the industry while cultivating their soft skill development using real-life work cases.  Finally, Advanced Roofing was one of the initial sponsors of the South Plantation High School Solar Knights program.  It’s a relationship that started in 2007 and continues to this day. Each year the students build a solar car which is entered into national student solar and racing competitions.


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