LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University today signed an industry partnership agreement with A•C•T Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc. during a special signing ceremony at the company’s corporate office. The partnership will help to ensure industry-relevant learning experiences for Poly students while connecting A•C•T with emerging high-tech talent.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with A•C•T and are grateful for their commitment to our mission and future students,” said Florida Poly Chief Operating Officer Ava Parker. “I’m confident this partnership will help provide the kind of applied learning opportunities that will positively differentiate our graduates as they enter the workforce.”
Collaborating with industry to offer students real-world problem solving, work experience, applied research and business leadership opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is at the foundation of Florida Poly’s curriculum.
“STEM is also at the core of what we do at A•C•T, so we’re excited to lend our experience and insight to Florida Poly and its students,” said A•C•T President Rob Kincart. “We’re looking forward to all of the shared possibilities this relationship will bring.”
As an industry partner, A•C•T will support Florida Poly by participating in joint research and joint teaching opportunities, helping the university seek research funding, offering industry insight and analysis and opening career development opportunities for Florida Poly students and graduates.
Based in Bartow, Fla. A•C•T is a full-service environmental services company with expertise in environmental and earth sciences, engineering, emergency environmental response, field operations, industrial hygiene and other environmental, engineering and field services.