2014 Educators in the Workplace Schedule Released

Partners of Innovation Valley are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2014 Educators in the Workplace series this summer. Since 2009, the series has provided an opportunity for educators to meet with area business professionals and learn about the essential skills needed to thrive in each workplace setting.

March 25, 2014

 

Partners of Innovation Valley are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2014 Educators in the Workplace series this summer. Since 2009, the series has provided an opportunity for educators to meet with area business professionals and learn about the essential skills needed to thrive in each workplace setting.

Each host company will provide lunch and give insight into the company, its workplace culture, and specifics on ways to connect what the students learn in the classroom to what is needed in the workplace. Company representatives will offer a tour of the business, followed by a question and answer session.

Educators will benefit by discovering new ways to show students the relevance of what they learn in the classroom, hearing ideas about incorporating workplace expectations into the classroom, and observing firsthand how businesses operate. Some school districts, such as the Knox County Schools, have agreed to award in-service credits for participation. Educators should confirm with their district if in-service credit is available for participating in this series. Businesses will benefit by making connections with educators that will help mold and educate their future workforce.

The Knoxville Chamber, the Blount Partnership, the Roane Alliance, the Loudon County Economic Development Agency, the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, and the Anderson County Economic Development Council, organized the Educators in the Workplace series. Educators from the six areas are welcome to participate in any of the events.

Company visits include:

  • Proton Power – June 4, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority 
McGhee Tyson Airport – June 5, TBD

  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters – June 6, 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
  • Bush Brothers – June 10, 10:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • McLinc –  June 11, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Scripps Networks Interactive – June 17, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Oak Ridge National Lab – June 18, 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
  • DENSO – June 20, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

  • Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) – June 24, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

  • Ball Corporation – June 26, 10:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

The registration deadline is May 16. To register or for more information, visit http://www.knoxvillechamber.com/educators-workplace or contact Crystal Brooks, public policy assistant at the Knoxville Chamber, at 865.246.2658 or cbrooks@knoxvillechamber.com