NCBCE in the News
This article (http://goo.gl/mIpa2v) by Kim Underwood on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School website highlights the positive effect Teachers@Work has already had on East Forsyth High teacher, Jennifer Schurman and her students.
“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.
If there’s one thing that all graduating high school and college students can attest to hearing from their advisers on a daily basis, it’s probably something along the lines of: “you really need to look for an internship”. This should come to no surprise as having that work experience from an internship is vital for gaining a competitive advantage in the job market. Internships put students in an environment that is unlike anything they receive in the classroom. They learn real world skills that not only benefit themselves, but benefit the companies they work for who need a way to find reliable and skilled employees from the workforce pipeline that surrounds them.
At NCBCE, we saw the exceptional utility that internships provided to students so naturally, a question arose. If students need internships as a supplement to their classroom education, why not give teachers that same opportunity?
NCBCE Executive Director, Sue Breckenridge, as well as other leaders were featured in the latest edition of Business Insider magazine where they talked about the future of Students and Teachers in Education. Follow the link below to the PDF or pick up a copy of Business Insider to read the article.
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