With many students headed back to school, Thomson Reuters gave teachers a friendly reminder of what it means to educate tomorrow’s workforce.

Rick King

Rick King addresses the crowd of teachers from Apple Valley High School


For the second year, Thomson Reuters and Independent School District 196 (Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan, Minn.) welcomed high school teachers to the Eagan campus to learn about the present and future workplace their students will encounter after graduation. This year, more than 120 teachers from Apple Valley High School made the surprise trip on school buses.


Teachers were treated to presentations by Thomson Reuters employees on key topics, including global business, mobile and web technology, product development, and marketing. Much of these discussions focused on the importance of STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and how teachers can prepare students to be well-rounded and productive in a professional setting.


“The people that are in STEM disciplines are going to be well-skilled in the idea of how to solve a problem and how to be analytical about it, which is a fantastic skill underlying every job today,” said Rick King, chief operating officer for Technology, as he addressed the group.

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