Local Pennsylvania Businesses Partner with Schools

Local Pennsylvania Businesses Partner with Schools

June 15, 2019

According to Eric Morris at the Uniontown Herald Standard, local businesses are bringing in teachers from local schools to observe daily operations “with the hope it helps grow STEM curricula and the Teacher in the Workplace (TIW) program,” a “state-funded initiative that places educators at local companies to learn about their workforce needs so they can better prepare students” for what they face after graduating. “We’re trying to expose teachers to local businesses and what kind of things are needed out there in the communities so they can bring it back to the students so they can use it to be successful,” said local curriculum specialist Craig Hummell. Hummell also “said with new school accountability measures for career readiness in Pennsylvania under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, the state has pushed for increased participation from teachers and administrators in the TIW program.”