Bucks IU Awarded Teachers in the Workplace Grant

Teacher in the Workplace is a grant pro­gram where it con­nects edu­ca­tors to local busi­ness lead­ers and employ­ers. Teachers can vis­it local employ­ers to learn new skills and indus­try trends. Through this pro­gram, kinder­garten through post-secondary edu­ca­tors, coun­selors, and admin­is­tra­tors learn more about indus­try trends, needs, and oppor­tu­ni­ties – which sup­ports and enhances col­lege and career prepa­ra­tions in class­rooms across Pennsylvania. The grant helps improve edu­ca­tors’ class­room instruc­tion, stu­dent learn­ing, and career readiness.

Governor Tom Wolf revealed that $2.2 mil­lion in Teacher in the Workplace grants were giv­en to 92 local edu­ca­tion agen­cies.  Each LEA will receive a $25,000 Targeted Grant.  The Bucks IU was a part of the 92 local edu­ca­tion agen­cies who received this. 

Bucks IU Director of Programs and Services, Dr. Rachel Holler, stat­ed that, “The Bucks IU is pleased to receive a $25,000 Teacher in the Workplace Grant to sup­port Bucks County teach­ers. The grant fund­ing will sup­port three, 3‑day Career Academies in the Summer of 2020 that are focused on the fol­low­ing career clus­ters: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); Health Sciences; and Manufacturing and Entrepreneurism.  Each Career Academy will con­sist of three site vis­its and one day of devel­op­ing a project-based les­son plan to be imple­ment­ed in par­tic­i­pat­ing teach­ers’ class­rooms in September 2020.”

The Bucks IU is grate­ful for this oppor­tu­ni­ty to expand their edu­ca­tors on imple­ment­ing new skill sets in their class­rooms based on indus­try trends.