State School Superintendent June Atkinson Attends Brady Presentation

Brady, a company that provides energy systems and comprehensive HVAC building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities across North Carolina, announced today that State Schools Superintendent June Atkinson made brief remarks at the 8:25 a.m. presentation by Brady associates at Martin Gifted and Talented Magnet Middle School on February 27, 2013. The visit was part of the Students@Work Week program, a joint initiative between the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE).

“Our state’s businesses are essential partners in the education of our students,” said Atkinson. “Through them, we can provide our young people the opportunity to see how what they are learning in class can be useful to them in the future.”

The 2013 Students@Work initiative centers its efforts around middle school students because middle school is a crucial time for dropout prevention. The program helps to emphasize future career options, as well as the importance of staying in school, before students enter the ninth-grade. Atkinson says that with a record-high 80.4 percent graduation rate for the class of 2012, “the statewide emphasis on keeping children in school is making a difference.”

Phil Kirk, director of Brady Energy Services and chairman emeritus of the State Board of Education; and Raynor Smith, senior solutions account executive for Brady, discussed career possibilities in the commercial building services industry which include HVAC and air quality systems, as well as access controls, life safety and security systems. With more than 328 associates across the state currently, Brady offers entry-level positions for high school graduates, technician positions for community college graduates, as well as engineering and management positions for college graduates.

Always of interest to students is the Brady team’s discussion of jobs where that can work with high-tech controls and security systems that students have seen in movies and on TV, as well as the ability to make a significant impact on the environment by reducing energy consumption and Co2 emissions.

About Brady: Brady is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina with locations in Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Wilmington and Charlotte. Founded in 1962 by Chairman Don Brady, the company remains a family owned enterprise, today employing 328 associates. The company works with building owners, facility managers, developers, architects, engineers and contractors providing sustainable, comprehensive building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities. Brady provides customers with a diverse range of HVAC and building solutions including building automation, energy conservation, green design, performance contracts, access controls, security, mechanical systems, parts and supplies, as well as world-class technical support. For more information, visit or call (800) 849-1915.


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