Teaching the teachers

The Manufacturing Alliance and Second Chance Partners for Education recently partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to create a continuing education course for teachers and educators titled “Careers and Pathways in Manufacturing.”

The four-session class was held in late January and early February and covered skills needed in manufacturing, new jobs and careers in manufacturing, and how teachers can help students make decisions about their careers, including introducing them to manufacturing.

The course was good for one credit toward a master’s degree, according to Stephanie Borowski, executive director of the Second Chance program. The alliance and Second Chance are already working to create additional courses.

“This will be where teachers can integrate into a business,” she said. “This won’t be just job sharing – it will be a full integration with a project (the teacher) is working on.”

The next class, for teachers in Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties, will be held March 29 – 31 and April 5 – 7. The on-the-job training course will be held in June.

All details will be posted on www.secondchancepartners.org.

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