For Immediate Release: May 21, 2018
Information Contact: Ofelia Morales, (208) 364-7781 ext. 3954
Teachers throughout southwestern Idaho will learn more about what local businesses are looking for in employees for high growth, high wage industries during the annual Business Educator Exchange scheduled for July.
The two-day workshop, organized by the Idaho Department of Labor, will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 25 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 26 at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa.
Now in its seventh year, the event exposes educators to career opportunities within high wage, high growth industries in healthcare, advanced manufacturing and technology. Teachers will participate in industry-relevant business tours, engage in small-group discussions with business owners and receive resources for classroom use.
The educators are required to write a reflective paper following the workshop and identify strategies for incorporating what they learn into the classroom.
According to organizer and Labor workforce consultant Ofelia Morales, the event addresses the need for a greater connection between business and education when developing Idaho’s workforce of the future.
“Our goal is to stimulate educator awareness of career opportunities within high wage, high growth industries and encourage businesses to become more involved in the classroom,” Morales said.
The event is free for educators. Those who wish to earn a professional development credit can do so for a registration fee of $60.
People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to participate can also contact Morales by email or by phone at (208) 364-7781 ext. 3954. To access the Idaho Relay Service for the deaf and hard of hearing, dial 711.