This fall, as part of our Teaching the Teachers program, teachers took a trip to Bouten Construction to explore careers in skilled trade and management in the construction industry.
The purpose? To connect 7-12 grade educators/teachers and their students with future job opportunities. By the end of the program, educators got a glimpse of what it’s like to work in the construction industry and could take that information back to their students. Bouten Construction, our business host for this program, got the chance to share more about the skills and education their business requires for employment. Careers highlighted included technical, 2 and 4 year degrees such as electricians, plumbers, construction managers, engineers and accountants.
Teaching the Teachers is one of the longest running programs that Greater Spokane Incorporated’s Education and Workforce department brings to our region, highlighting career connected learning for grades 7-12 and giving educators an inside look at the world of business.
For a few hours at each program, educators learn about the skills needed and future job opportunities that await their students after graduation. Participating businesses have the opportunity to teach educators about the types of jobs available for their students, as well as the necessary education and skill sets needed to qualify for employment in their industry.
Since its inception in 2007 nearly 50 businesses have hosted workshops, educating 1,440 teachers, reaching approximately 36,000 students with information about their fields of business.
Interested in Getting Involved in an Upcoming Workshop?
Businesses interested in participating as a host for future Teaching the Teachers workshops can contact Bri Anne Miller, Program Coordinator, Education & Workforce/Spokane STEM at 321.3621.
Teachers are invited to participate in upcoming workshops at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Paw Print Genetics and Providence Health Care. For details and to get registered, visit our Teaching the Teachers page on our website or contact Bri Anne.
Big thanks to STCU, our Education and Workforce Program Sponsor, for your support and dedication to education and helping develop student success! A thank you also goes to the Bank of America Foundation for providing a generous donation of clock hour expenses for local educators.