Greensburg Salem teachers to get tips from employers
The 192 teachers in the Greensburg Salem School District will get an up-close view into what employers want in potential employees.
Representatives from four companies that are based or operate in either Westmoreland County or Allegheny County will speak on Aug. 25 during the district's first in-service day of the school year, Superintendent Eileen Amato told school directors on Wednesday.
“They're going to tell us what they're looking for, what skills are important and what we, as teachers, can do to prepare (students) for the workplace,” Amato said.
Representatives of Greensburg-based health provider Excela Health; Alcoa, a global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing; 4 Moms, a company that makes products for newborns; and Schell Games, a video game designer, will speak to teachers and administrators.
During an in-service day, teachers take part in educational programs, but students don't attend classes.
Classes start on Aug. 27.
Organizers attempted to pick company representatives from different types of backgrounds and fields, Ken Bissell, district coordinator of secondary education, said.
“We're looking forward to it,” Ashley Nestor, coordinator of elementary education, added. “It should be a good day for our teachers.”
In another matter from the meeting, directors are expected to vote on Wednesday on having McCutcheon Enterprises Inc. provide complete operational and laboratory services for the wastewater treatment plant at Metzgar Elementary School for $2,238.50 per month.
McCutcheon offered the best proposal, business manager James Meyer told directors.
“I don't think there's a way around this,” he added. “We're setting ourselves up (for problems) if we don't get the sewer plant certified.”
Bob Stiles is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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