More than ten years ago, an institution known as Rocketship opened its doors to students in San Jose. The school has been doing well, and it has managed to make a huge impact in the lives of young people. The company has introduced a great change in the communities it is serving. However, the founders of the institution say that it is still work in progress. According to the school founders, the main aim of the school is to introduce better ways to make learning enjoyable and interesting. The school has learned several qualities in the past decades. Here are some of these valuable lessons.
1.Personalized learning always starts at home
When Rocketship was founded several years ago, it was making headlines as the first schools who were interested in personalized learning. Ten years later, the school is still one of the staunch institutions that still advocate for its form of learning. This type of learning has proven more than just the use of the modern technology. The learning helps the teacher to understand all the unique needs of other interests of the students and their family.
2.Create more demand so that the system can be changed
Since it was established, the school has only chosen to focus on the elementary education level. Many people such as funders, parents and partners from all walks of life have been encouraging the top management to build the K-12 system which has been in place for several years. Although the thought is very tempting, the school has chosen to remain at the elementary level. Although it is very difficult to see the kids leave in the fifth grade, it is fulfilling to know that they have the best foundation for their future education.
3.Honor the power of guardians and parents
When Rocketship was founded, it decided to introduce the leadership program. The main aim of the program is to assist the families to get the power they need to exercise their demands at the facility. The parents can now demand for the school leadership to be accountable at all times. The program ensure that the parents are fully involved in the learning activities.
OSI Industries is a leading food manufacturing company in the United States. They are considered to be the largest and the leading manufacturer and supplier of processed meat and high quality protein products in the United States, and in some other countries. The headquarters of OSI Industries can be found in the city of Aurora, Illinois, and they have experienced tremendous growth since their establishment in 1909. More than 20,000 people are currently working with OSI Industries, being stationed on a number of departments. OSI Industries is also operating in 17 countries, and more than 50 facilities are registered under the company’s name.
OSI Industries was established in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky, a German immigrant who wanted to become successful in the United States. The initial name for OSI Industries was Otto & Sons, and it all began as a small stall within the meat market in the city of Oak Park, Illinois. Otto Kolschowsky managed the business, and as time went by, more customers are coming into his stall to purchase his high quality meat products. The revenue being made by Otto & Sons grew because of the rising number of their loyal customers, and after a decade, they managed to open another branch in the city of Maywood, Illinois. The name Otto & Sons was registered with the government 20 years after its establishment. The company keeps on growing as new business partners are signing deals with them. In 1955, McDonald’s Corporation approach Otto & Sons, offering a deal of becoming one of their business partners that would deliver fresh burger patties and other meat products to the growing fast food chain. Otto & Sons signed the deal, and they became partners with McDonald’s Corporation, which would become their largest and longest business partner. As Mcdonald’s Corporation expanded globally, Otto & Sons managed to grow their business as well, and the success of McDonald’s Corporation in building their fast food empire became beneficial to their partners, including Otto & Sons. In the 1960s, the meat freezing technology was invented, and McDonald’s Corporation has to terminate its contracts with some of its partners, but it spared Otto & Sons because of the trust that they have with the meat company.
Otto & Sons was renamed to OSI Industries in 1975, and it slowly became one of the largest companies in the United States. They also expanded to Asia and Europe and created several facilities that would house several livestock and slaughter houses. Currently, the value of OSI Industries is at $6.1 billion.
Thinking of the archetypal heavy metal drummer does not always bring to mind the image currently seen of former Viper musician Cassio Audi. The Brazilian drummer is now one of the leading investment experts in Brazil and has built an impressive career across some of the most conservative and best-known financial institutions on the planet; Cassio Audi has been at the top of his game as a financial expert and shows the nerveless attitude he gained as a drummer with a hall of fame worthy career.
In the 1980s, Cassio Audi was a teenager looking for his break in the music industry, a break he found as a member of the band, Viper. Heavy metal was one of the most important cultural influences on the youth of Brazil in the 1980s and Cassio Audi was a committed fan of the so-called new wave of British heavy metal which led to his friendship with the future members of Viper. After the establishment of Viper by brothers Yves and Pit Passarell, Cassio Audi was one of the first recruits and began an association with the band remaining intact to the present day.
It is fair to say the musical skills of Cassio Audi on drums played a key role in the development of Viper as one of the first internationally acclaimed heavy metal bands to come out of Brazil. Cassio Audi was credited with bringing excellent craftsmanship to the early work of the drummer made their initial home recordings some of the most sought-after of the period and remain on sale to give a glimpse into the development of the band. After taking part in the recording of the debut studio album, “Soldiers of Sunrise”, Cassio Audi toured with Viper until 1989 when he returned to Sao Paulo to complete his education and embark upon his impressive financial markets career.
OSI Group is a meat and food processing company located in Aurora, Illinois. It services the retail brands and foodservice industries. Its products include pizza, vegetable products, meat patties, bacon, poultry, fish, and hot dogs. OSI Group has recently acquired Flagship Europe, a company that supplies frozen chicken, pies, mayonnaise, dressings, sauces, and sous vide products to the UK foodservice market.
Following the acquisition of Calder Foods, a UK-based supplier of sauces, dips, sandwich fillings, marinades, and mayonnaise, Flagship Europe extended its presence in the food-to-go sector. Russell Maddock, Flagship Europe’s Chief Executive Officer, says that the acquisition is an exciting and progressive development. As part of the OSI Group, Flagship Europe will have increased access to resources and global markets and new clients in the global marketplace. That has also helped Flagship Europe to improve its proposition and open up new opportunities in the global marketplace.
David McDonald, OSI Group’s President, and COO said that bringing Flagship Europe aboard will help OSI Group to broaden its presence in Europe. Flagship Europe’s portfolio of products and brands complements OSI Group’s processing strength while increasing its capacity to meet the evolving needs customer needs.
OSI Group has also purchased a storage warehouse and food processing facility in Chicago to extend its presence in the United States. The infrastructure of the 200,000 square foot facility, which formerly belonged to Tyson Foods will support the continued growth of the business. The new facility enhances OSI Group’s capacity to meet rapidly growing customer needs. Kevin Scott, OSI Group’s Executive Vice President in North America says that the new facility will help broaden the company’s manufacturing network. However, terms of the acquisition and type of products that would be processed at the new plant were not disclosed.
About OSI Group
Located in Aurora, Illinois, OSI Group is a premier supplier of value-added protein items to retail brands and foodservice. OSI Group is a privately held corporation running nearly 60 processing facilities in 17 countries. Its bulk of poultry production is through its business unit, OSI China. With time, OSI Group grew to become one of the most influential companies in the global marketplace. It began as Otto & Sons, a small butcher shop, which eventually evolved into OSI Group. Over time, OSI Group has rapidly scaled from a domestic food processing plant to a globally recognized food and meat vendor.