“KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Some teachers in North Carolina are spending their summer working at local businesses.
It’s all part of a program called “Teachers at Work,” letting educators learn new skills to teach students how to become successful in the workforce.
When you think of a teacher, you picture them in a classroom helping students learn, but not this week.
Two Lenoir County teachers spent 5 days and more than 40 hours at Chef and The Farmer in Kinston. The well-known restaurant is featured in a popular PBS show called A Chef’s Life.
In his list of appointees for the NCWorks commission, Governor Pat McCrory included two NCBCE members: Korey Coon (Wake County) from Caterpillar and Melanie Chernoff (Durham County) from Red Hat, as well as our education partners Dr. Eric Hall from the Communities in Schools Program, Dr. June Atkinson, George Fouts, The Honorable John Skvarla, The Honorable Richard O. Brajer, and Dr. Hope Williams.
NCWorks is a lead agency in an “initiative geared toward achievement of major statewide workforce development goals”
See the full list of appointees and read more here: https://goo.gl/7ZbceS