EDUCATORS IN THE WORKPLACE
Educators in the Workplace provides the opportunity for educators to go on-site to tour local facilities and talk directly with businesses about their operations and expectations of employees. The program also provides individuals in the education sector with the opportunity to learn more about the regional economy and workforce along with specific programs like GO FAME and Community Campus. Typical on-site visits include presentations by the host employers about their industry and their workforce, the levels of proficiency required for employees and any other topics employers wish to cover. Tours of each workplace are generally provided, followed by time for open discussion.
Community Campus is an innovative workforce development program designed to meet an increasing demand to fill high quality jobs. Community Campus provides strategic pathways aligned to local workforce needs for local business and education to be responsive and provide ample opportunities for students to be successful in finding meaningful careers. Pathways include construction and trades, health care and computer IT. Introductory courses are taught at each local school and the advancement curriculum in later grades are taught at one magnet academy location at either one of the high schools, OCTC or an area partner from business or education.