On June 11th - 14th the Bay County Chamber of Commerce and Bay District Schools Career and Technical Education hosted the second annual Educators in Industry.
Educators in Industry was created in 2011 to offer teachers and counselors the opportunity to step out of the classroom and into the workplace in order to discover first hand about what their students need to know. "The purpose of this program is to show them the different opportunities out there for students," said Elizabeth Smith, the program's coordinator. "We want them to know there are jobs here for young people in Bay County. Guidance counselors don't always know what career opportunities are here. Now they will be able to go back to the classroom and really know what is needed in the workforce."
With the help of our sponsor, Centennial Bank, educators spent four days learning more about local industries and businesses in Bay County as well as the scope and variety of career opportunities that exist, the connection between the workplace and what is being learned in school, the training and education required for specific career paths and skills necessary to be successful in the workplace. Participants visited Eastern Shipbuilding, Port Panama City, The Natural Light, Panama City Toyota, WMBB News 13, The News Herald, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthSouth, Naval Support Activity, Naval Systems Warfare Center, GAC Contracting and Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort.
Thank-you to our sponsor Centennial Bank!