The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation Business Education Committee works to develop tomorrow's workforce with today's talent! The goal of the Business Education Committee is to bridge business and education to best equip Franklin County youth with real-world employable skills. The Business Education Committee supports cooperative education and career exploration programs. With support from the South Central Workforce Investment Board, South Central Tech Prep Consortium and Harrisburg Area Community College, and the Franklin County Cooperative Educator's Consortium, the Business Education Committee brings resources and programs to support youth and educators.
This electronic toolkit provides resources, references, crosswalks and other tools to assist elementary, middle and high school teachers and administrators in implementing the Pennsylvania (PA) Career Education and Work Standards and also shares information with parents/guardians on how to support career exploration and planning with their children.
The Employer Toolkit was created in 2008 by the Franklin County Cooperative Educator's Consortium to inform area employers how to partner with area secondary schools to provide area youth with work-based learning opportunities. It includes the definitions of various types of work-based learning experiences, child labor laws, an employer check list and more!
Educator in the Workplace (EITW) is a hands-on opportunity for educators to spend 24 hours at a place of business to connect their subject area with the challenges, new technologies, and use of academic skills and knowledge. Look for Educator in the Workplace Summer Internship informatoin for Educators and Employers under "Related Information".
The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation has awarded over $270,000 since 1999 to area secondary teachers to integrate innovative technology into the workplace. The grant notice is issued in the spring and awards are made in the fall. Projects must be innovative, advanced academic in nature and add value to curriculum. K-12 public schools in Franklin County are eligible to compete. Innovative Technology Grants is an approved Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program and is made possile by contributions made by area businesses.
To learn more about any of these program, contact Noel Purdy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-264-7101.
- 2013 Educator in the Workplace Educator Information
- 2013 Educator in the Workplace Employer Expectations
- 2013 Educator in the Workplace Employer Information
- Adult Basic Education Resources
- Choices: Keep teens 'into' school!
- Department of Labor Statistics
- Executive Volunteer Connector Services
- Franklin County Career and Technology Center
- Franklin County Profile
- High Priority Occupations South Central PA
- Innovative Technology Challenge Grant Application
- Occupational Employment in Region
- PA Career Education and Work (CEW) Standards Toolkits
- PA Career Gates: Soft Skills
- PA Career Gates: Soft Skills
- PA Career Guide
- PA Career Resource Guide
- PA eMentoring
- PA Next - A guide to life after high school
- PA Partnerships for Children
- Top 25 Industries with Job Growth in Region