RPA recently received our first ever Business and Industry Partnership Award from Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC)! During the summer of 2022 the coordinator of the Land Survey program at FVCC resigned. With short notice FVCC turned to Idaho State University (ISU) and their on-line service to provide the land survey classes required for their A.A.S. degree in Land Survey. As a part of these classes each student was required to find a mentor to perform their field labs. These students had no connection to land surveyors and no time to develop these connections. Luckily, RPA has had a long-standing relationship with FVCC and this program and was able to step in and create a group of local Professional Land Surveyors to volunteer their time to provide this mentorship. Mentoring has taken place every Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the 2022-2023 school year.
“It is an honor to be a part of a company that is willing to jump in to ensure that a well needed program remains in place for this state’s education system. Thanks to RPA and our President, Craig Jenneskens, for saying yes.”
– Jason Smith