Careers 2 Classrooms | Educator Workforce Boot Camp
The Careers 2 Classrooms | Educator Workforce Boot Camp is a collaborative initiative of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO). This program empowers educators with the skills and resources necessary to prepare students for an ever-evolving workforce landscape.
The Careers 2 Classrooms | Educator Workforce Boot Camp serves educators at all levels. The 2023 participants included administrators, teachers, and support staff from Bexley City Schools, Columbus City Schools, ESC Classroom Participants, Gahanna-Jefferson City Schools, Groveport Madison Local Schools, Hamilton Local Schools, Lead the Way Learning Academy, Reynoldsburg City Schools, South-Western City Schools, and Westerville City Schools.
The Careers 2 Classrooms | Educator Workforce Boot Camp provides a unique opportunity for professional development and networking. The program aims to identify and connect students to high-paying, high-demand careers local to the Columbus region.
FEEDBACK FROM THE EDUCATORS
“This was a great experience and I have already told others in my building to look for it next year. I am so glad I took this course, and I agree with Debbie Stith, this should be embedded into the CTE curriculum for new CTE teachers.”
“This bootcamp was an amazing experience! I gained valuable knowledge and ideas on how to expand on our current pathways, as well as partnerships to best support our students in providing meaningful experiences to better enhance their educational journey.”
FEEDBACK FROM THE BUSINESSES
“I loved seeing how excited the teachers were to do the activities we shared in their classroom. Many of the teachers mentioned that they did not know about specific roles in tech so I’m glad we were able to share those with them”.
“Teachers really did not know what manufacturing had to offer their students or that we were so willing to partner with them”.
Our gracious 2023 corporate partners included CGI, EasyIT, Fluvitex, Kokosing, OhioHealth, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and Worthington Industries. Corporate partners benefit greatly from participating in this program as it allows them to strengthen and cultivate their future talent pipelines.