Momentum Magazine November 2018 Edition - Page 6

EDUCATORS IN THE WORKPLACE: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Business Offered through a collaboration between the Lackawanna County Workforce Development Board and Skills in Scranton, the newly revamped Educators in the Workplace program seeks to align and connect business and industry leaders with local school districts, the career and technical center and the local intermediate unit. Educators in the Workplace provides Lackawanna County educators with a week-long industry immersion experience in one of four industry specific cohorts. Educators will get a sneak peek inside a Lackawanna County company or organization. Educators play an important role in connecting students of all ages to the world of work. The Chamber’s role is to provide opportunities and resources to strengthen an educator’s ability to guide students in making informed career and education decisions. FOR BUSINESSES IMMERSION EXPERIENCES WITHIN LACKAWANNA COUNTY’S LEADING AND EMERGING INDUSTRIES INCLUDE: • LOGISTICS & TRANSPORTATION • ADVANCED MANUFACTURING Businesses can gain a better understanding of what is being taught in the classroom and gain valuable insight from experienced teachers. Educators can gain a more robust understanding of the technical skills, behaviors and mindsets students need to be successful in today’s professional environment.  The Educators in the Workplace experience seeks to ensure K-12 students are being taught the essential knowledge and skills, as well as guidance to prepare them for the workplace of today and tomorrow. • HEALTH CARE • BUSINESS, FINANCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WHO CAN APPLY? • TEACHERS FROM KINDERGARTEN TO 12TH GRADE • GUIDANCE COUNSELORS • ADMINISTRATORS DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE? Visit www.scrantonchamber.com/educator or call (570) 342-7711 for more information! 6 • The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce • CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS