For its third summer, the Educator in the Manufacturing Workplace program is bringing educators and local businesses together to bring real-world skills into the classroom through contextualized learning. Sponsored by the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative with funds from a U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Innovation Fund grant, the program allows lo local educators the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the manufacturing industry and see how it can be applied to the classroom.
Participants will complete 32 hours of on-site job shadowing at a local manufacturer between June 19th and August 7th and create lessons plans that illustrate how classroom subject matter can be applied in the manufacturing workplace. Pennsylvania educators earn Act 48 hours and a $425 stipend and Ohio educators have the option of the stipend or three YSU continuing education credits.
Applications are currently being accepted for summer 2015 and must be received by Friday, June 5th. Educators or manufacturers interested in registering for this program can contact Paula McMillin, Educator in the Manufacturing Workplace Coordinator at 724-652-3619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.