Educators Participate in Professional Development Day

More than 400 educators were exposed to all the available career jobs across Etowah County and the workforce region to better prepare students for their future. Select educators from Etowah County, Gadsden City and Attalla City Schools systems spent the day learning how to help grow the county and region’s workforce pipeline.

Through a partnership with The Chamber of Gadsden and Etowah County, East AlabamaWorks and school systems in Etowah County, teachers toured manufacturing companies, healthcare providers, and several technical programs at Gadsden State.

Teachers were presented with a different perspective on entry-level jobs, career ladders, and current skills gaps. Director of East AlabamaWorks, Lisa Morales believes that it’s important for teachers to know and understand the type of training available for students.

The Etowah Workforce Academy also helps shed a light onto jobs that students and teachers might not know exist within their community. Many of the career jobs that were exposed today will require a high school diploma and only some credential requirements.


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