Remington Partners With Camden Property Trust

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Students graduating from Construction and Building Maintenance programs at Remington College will have a direct pathway to employment thanks to a new partnership.

Remington College announced this week that Camden Property Trust had become a preferred employer partner, facilitating students’ transitions into the workforce. Camden boasts an ever-growing national portfolio of apartment communities, which its diverse team markets, operates, and maintains.

While the partnership with Camden does not guarantee that Remington graduates will be hired, it will give them a leg up in the application process. Headquartered in Dallas, the college operates 11 campuses across the United States.

“At Camden, we pride ourselves on hiring local people with local expertise and giving them the flexibility to put that knowledge to the best possible use,” explained Allison Dunavant, senior vice president of human resources at Camden, in a news release obtained by The Dallas Express.

“With Remington College’s network of Construction and Building Maintenance graduates across the country, this partnership will help us fill key roles in our communities with qualified professionals.”

Employment with Camden comes with a number of perks, including a 20% rent discount at Camden communities, the opportunity to pay just $20 a night for a fully furnished Camden apartment while on vacation, a $4,500 per year scholarship opportunity for employee’s children pursuing undergraduate degrees, and more.

“Camden Living is another amazing preferred employer partner for our students and we’re excited to add the company to our network, which will help connect our graduates around the country with exciting employment opportunities,” said Brandon Shedron, Remington’s president, in a statement.

The news of this latest collaboration comes just a month after another partnership was forged between the nonprofit and Nextech, a nationwide HVAC/R services provider.

“Not only will this [partnership] provide Nextech with top-quality HVAC/R Technicians after graduation, but we will also be working with Remington College to help their students prepare for the job market after graduation with in-class discussions, on-the-job experience with internships/Co-Ops, and real-life interviews,” explained Luis Orbegoso, CEO of Nextech, in a news release.

At Remington, diploma programs can typically be completed within 12 months, and degree programs within 24 months. Alongside programs in Construction and Building Maintenance and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, Remington offers higher education in the fields of Healthcare, Culinary Arts, Criminal Justice, Cosmetology, and more.

Remington is just one of several local institutions of higher education — such as the University of North Texas and Collin College — that have been striving to boost the employability of their graduates through employer partnerships and more, as covered by The Dallas Express.

Such initiatives come as career-readiness metrics were flagged at one of the largest publicly funded school systems — Dallas ISD. Only 10% of district students earned an industry-based certification compared to the statewide average of 19% in the 2021-2022 school year, according to the latest Texas Education Agency accountability report.

Moreover, just 25% scored at a college-ready level on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT or earned credit for a college prep course — much lower than the statewide average of 41%.

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