Teachers in Industry


Teachers in Industry

Because Teachers Need Field Trips Too!

Educators spend a day out of the classroom with local employers, exploring industry trends and ways to connect their classroom content to the work world and best business practices. Businesses may host from one to 30 educators at a time for 1 to 2 hours in length. Tours will consist of meeting with 2-3 different employers spanning a variety of business focuses.

Experiences at businesses might include:

  • A description of the company, their features, functions culture and what makes them unique to their industry
  • A tour of the facilities, including roles and specific focus areas of the business
  • Discussions with employees consisting of a variety of roles, skill sets and experience levels
  • A hand-on activity or experience

Generally, visits will be diversified to ensure a range of industries are covered, although some events may be themed to focus on a specific field/industry. Cost for these events is $10, which covers lunch and transportation to/from businesses. SCECHs may also be available. Unable to go because your school can't cover for a sub? Substitute reimbursement is available on an as-need basis, up to $100. Complete this form, submit it prior to the event, and we will review it based on need and available funds.

The purpose of this professional development experience is to:

  • To encourage meaningful collaboration between educators and the business community
  • To learn about the variety of career options available so they can share them with a future workforce
  • To highlight information about the various skills local employers require for today’s workforce
  • To help educators connect their classroom content standards to real world applications and business practices so that students are college- and career-ready

2020 DATES:

  • Wed., March 4
  • Wed., May 6



About the Employers We Will Visit on 03/04/2020:

Service Express - As a leading Third-Party Maintenance (TPM) provider, Service Express specializes in onsite data center maintenance for server, storage, and network equipment. We partner with IT professionals to reduce costs, connect to user-friendly service, and optimize infrastructure strategy. Founded in 1993, Service Express maintains multivendor data center equipment for healthcare, manufacturing, education, finance, government, and other Fortune 500 companies worldwide. In addition to post-warranty maintenance, we help with hardware system and sales solutions, OS support, IT asset recovery, and data center relocations.

GE Aviation - GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial, military, business, and general aviation jet and turboprop engines as well as aircraft components including avionics, electrical power, and mechanical systems. GE and its customers are always working together to unlock new opportunities to grow and deliver more productivity beyond traditional services. With GE’s ability to harness large streams of data that are providing incredible insights and real operational value for customers, GE Aviation is becoming a digital industrial business.

About the Employers We Will Visit on 05/06/2020:

GR Ophthalmology (GRO) - GRO is the largest fully-integrated eye care medical group in the region. It offers a full suite of eye care services from routine eye exams, contact lenses and glasses, to the most advanced medical and surgical treatments such as LASIK, cataract, cornea, retina, glaucoma, oculoplastic, pediatric, and both cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery. We have served the needs of patients like you since 1982, keeping pace by offering the most advanced technologies available, delivered by a committed, caring, and expert group of doctors and staff.

Configura - A global operating company based in Sweden, Configura creates space-planning software for leading, international manufacturers, dealers, and designers in industries ranging from office furniture to healthcare. This Parametric Graphical Configuration (PGC) software, including CET Designer software, eliminates errors and streamlines the sales process, so that companies can reduce their costs while increasing revenues. We strive to be innovative, team players, and committed. That’s why, at Configura, companies are more than a customer- they’re partners.