Teachers visiting workplaces

COUNTY — County workplaces will feature a few unfamiliar faces on Thursday.

The School District of Pickens County’s Educators in the Workplace program will take place at businesses around the county Aug. 1.

The school district plans to send about 50 teachers into various businesses in Pickens County from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The mission for the event is for teachers to share with students the expectations and skills required in today’s workplace.

The hosts are United Tool and Mold, JM Mold South, St. Jude Medical, AR Automation, Comatrol (Sauer-Danfoss), Baptist Easley Hospital, Cannon Memorial Hospital, the Brooks Center, and Encore Technology Group.

The businesses range from large multi-national companies known worldwide to small independent businesses or governmental agencies, which make Pickens County a great place to live and work.

All the host locations volunteered and are excited about the opportunity.

The goal is also to give teachers a better understanding of how the subjects they teach are used in today’s workplace and raise awareness of the technology that area businesses expect students to be familiar with.

The plan is to continue to expand the event for the summer of 2014. If your business would like to participate in 2014, please contact Paula Alexander, Coordinator of Professional Learning, at (864) 397-1071.