Industry exposure and professional development for teachers
The program begins in July and ends in the spring of the following year.
Through this three-phase program, teachers gain awareness of the skills employers are seeking and, through the development of new curricula, bring real-world experiences into the classroom, all of which increase students’ level of preparedness and knowledge of career pathways.
What the program includes
Teachers learn on-site alongside industry professionals during a summer immersion. In the months that follow, they work with industry mentors to build a new curriculum module for their classroom. The curriculum units are stored here so all teachers in the state have open access to the content. Each spring, teachers have the chance to learn about and tour other employer sites in the region through one- to two-hour intensives.
30+ teachers participate in this program each year, collectively reaching 5,000+ students annually.