Nearly 80 teachers from Hart District schools and College of the Canyons will take part in Educators in Industry, a collaborative program designed to provide teachers with a view of how classroom curriculum can be used in real world applications. This event, coordinated jointly by the Hart District and College of the Canyons, provides the opportunity for teachers to spend time visiting local business and industry, on Friday, Nov. 9, to learn first-hand about the skills students will need to be successful in our global economy.
The teachers will start the morning with a welcome and opening remarks, then will be assigned to shuttle buses, in small groups, for two visits each, to local participating businesses. This rigorous program will require the teachers to discuss their findings and create an action plan to share with their department, when back at their school site, so that teaching strategies can be developed that incorporate skills and training that are necessary for the future workforce to master.
This program is made possible through a collaborative community college district grant awarded to COC for Career and Technical Education training programs.
Local companies and agencies that will welcome the teachers and provide workplace discussion and tours include: AMS Fulfillment, WayForward Technologies, Poole & Shaffery Law Firm, National Technical Systems, Facey Healthcare, Quest Diagnostics, Valencia Printing, Midnight Oil Creative / LAgraphico and Center for Applied and Competitive Technologies (CACT) and Aerospace Dynamics International.
The group will return to COC University Center, Valencia Campus, for a luncheon and keynote address by Susan Reynolds. Reynolds is a senior partner at NewMarket Careers in Santa Clarita, a coaching and career strategy firm geared toward managerial, executive, and professional careers. Sue comes from a corporate background with Fortune 500 companies, yet has assisted sole-proprietorships as well, working in corporate training, communications, executive speech & resume writing, and organizational consulting. She speaks and writes on the topics of organizational and career development as well as corporate politics. Sue is active in a large variety of community efforts such as the boards of the SCV Education Foundation and Chamber of Commerce, and is the current President of Soroptimist Int’l. of Greater Santa Clarita Valley. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 661-702-1345.