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WHHS teacher chosen for statewide program

West Henderson High School health sciences teacher Jodi Rector has been selected as one of 50 middle and high school teachers across the state to participate in the Teachers@Work program, a joint initiative between the North Carolina Business Committee for Education and the state Department of Public Instruction that helps teachers connect the classroom curriculum with the skill sets needed by local businesses.

Each of the state’s eight education regions will be represented by at least two teachers in this year’s initiative.
“Teachers@Work is about helping our state’s educators make relevant connections between the workplace and their classroom,” NCBCE Executive Director Caroline Sullivan said in a news release. “This, in turn, will help to create a highly skilled, competitive workforce that will strengthen economic development across North Carolina.”
Participating teachers spend one week during their summer monitoring a local company in or close to their community. Teachers will be paired with employees of the company and will be exposed to different aspects of the business. . Rector will spend a week on-site at Mission Health and then create a lesson plan that showcases both hard and soft skills needed by future employees that are specific to Mission Health and the local health care industry.