• 36°

Davie industry and education join forces for workforce development

MOCKSVILLE — The Davie County Economic Development Commission (EDC) announces the Partnership for Workforce Development. The Partnership between the EDC, the Davie County School System and Davidson County Community College. This partnership combines the building blocks for continued economic development in Davie County.
Thousands of new jobs have been created in Davie County over the last five years in the areas of advanced manufacturing, health care, engineering, quality control, logistics, warehousing and distribution. The Partnership for Workforce Development will help Davie County students acquire the skills for success in the 21st century job market while providing a source of talent for local employers.
Local business leaders, as members of the partnership, are providing two-week summer internships that provide real world immersion experiences to local teachers. The internships will inform and renew teachers’ understanding of organizational culture and the current expectations of local industry for both technical and interpersonal skills.
Teachers will incorporate what they learn into the classroom to better prepare students for the 21st century workforce. They will also share what they learn with other teachers during presentations they will prepare and deliver.
Immersion experiences: Selected teachers will participate in intensive two-week internships at the facilities of the industry partners during the summer months.
Professional development: Each teacher shall use the immersion experiences to develop and present at least one professional development opportunity at their institution within one year of the experience.
Curriculum development: Within one year of the experience, each teacher must provide evidence that the immersion experience has been incorporated into the curriculum of their programs and outcome evidence that learning has occurred.
The initiative is already in full swing. The Davie County School System and DCCC have named the participating teachers and local business leaders have committed to providing the internship opportunities this summer for first year participants.
Participating from Davie County High School is David Koontz, certified teacher of drafting and technology education for grades nine through 12. Participating from DCCC is Kerry Smith, instructor for advanced manufacturing at the college. Participating local businesses include Ashley Furniture, Ingersoll Rand, Davie Medical Center and VF Jeans.
The Partnership for Workforce Development is sponsored and funded by a grant from the Mebane Foundation through the Davie County Economic Development Commission’s five-year economic development plan, Together We Are Davie.
“The Partnership for Workforce Development is a win-win for both Davie County students and for local industry,” said Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County’s Economic Development Commission. “Not only will it provide internships and opportunities helping educators prepare students for the workforce, it will produce students whose skills are responsive to the needs of 21st century employers.”
Together We Are Davie launched in December 2013. Goals of the five-year economic development capital campaign include the generation of 1,200 new jobs and $100 million in new corporate investments. The Partnership is the first Davie County EDC initiative funded by private capital raised through Together We Are Davie.

Comments

Comments closed.

Coronavirus

State to vaccinate medically vulnerable starting March 24

Coronavirus

One new death, 20 new COVID-19 positives reported in Rowan

Kannapolis

Kannapolis man dies in moped crash

Crime

Salisbury Police chief addresses K-9 video, says officer separated from animal

Local

Rowan Rescue Squad sets record straight on fundraising typo

Local

City approves DOT agreement, Salisbury Station project could begin next year

Local

County plans to use vulture effigy, enforce violations to remedy animal carcass feeding problem

Education

Two weeks after ending enhanced protocols, Catawba has no COVID-19 cases

News

Council to hear revised version of Downtown Main Street Plan

Local

Veto override of NC school reopening bill fails in Senate

News

Political Notebook: Majority of likely voters, local legislators support school reopening bill

Coronavirus

COVID-19 vaccinations in Rowan top positives since start of pandemic

Crime

Man faces drug charges after breaking and entering call

Lifestyle

Waterworks schedules 2021 Summer ARTventures

Crime

Blotter: Man faces drug charges after being found passed out in vehicle

Ask Us

Ask Us: What programs exist for litter cleanup?

Business

County begins accepting restaurant grant applications

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with nine more felony sex offenses

Nation/World

Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief

Nation/World

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings

Nation/World

Cuomo sorry for remarks aide ‘misinterpreted’ as harassment

Nation/World

Trump calls for GOP unity, repeats lies about election loss

Education

Rowan County administers 700 vaccines, with majority going to local educators

Crime

Shoplifting at Walmart presents challenge for Salisbury police