Teachers@Work program takes industry into the classroom

Washington Daily News
Two Beaufort County teachers are taking a break from the classroom to try their hand at the manufacturing business.Washington High School teachers Shelley West and Anna Densmore will spend one week of their summer at Hyster-Yale in Greenville, as part of the Teachers@Work initiative, a North Carolina Business Committee for Education program designed to get teachers into area businesses. West and Densmore are part of a recent expansion into an 11-county area of eastern North Carolina, a plan supported by funding from the Golden LEAF Foundation, as well as backing from STEM East and the N.C. Community College System. The 11-county area includes: Pitt, Greene, Wayne, Lenoir, Craven, Jones, Onslow, Duplin, Carteret, Pamlico and Beaufort counties. Teachers@Work will include 50 teachers statewide this year, 25 of which will represent the eastern part. During the Teachers@Work program, teachers are matched up with a business that can relate to what they teach. Hyster-Yale designs and manufactures material-handling products.