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Article: Three Colerain High School Teachers Gain Acceptance into the M.E.E.T Program

Three Colerain High School Teachers Gain Acceptance into the M.E.E.T Program

(Left-Right) CHS Teachers Elizabeth Walton, Leslie Klein, Lynn Joseph at the MEET Reception

Three Colerain High School teachers Lynn Joseph, Leslie Klein and Elizabeth Walton, were recently selected to participate in the Manufacturing Educator Externship Team (MEET) program that ran from June 10 -14, 2019.  All three teachers are intervention specialists and work in Special Education.MEET is a Butler Tech Program that allows teachers and administrators the opportunity to understand the ins and outs of manufacturing in order to better reach students when advising them on future career opportunities. Educators that participated in the program worked eight-hour days with select manufacturing companies in order to gain employability skills and competencies essential for success in the workplace. The goal of the program is to equip educators with knowledge of industry concepts in order to incorporate them into the curriculum. Participants had the opportunity to explore high-demand and high-wage careers that will help them to develop and design high-quality lesson plans for students. This year, AstraZeneca, Clippard Industries, Rhinestahl Advanced Manufacturing Group and Worthington Industries were the participating companies.“CHS is extremely proud of our teachers for taking advantage of this opportunity to expand our classrooms outside of the four walls of our school,” said Jack Fisher, Colerain High School Principal. “These teachers are extremely worthy of this opportunity.”Administrators within the Northwest Local School District recognize the opportunity that programs like MEET offer to the success of students and want to ensure that these additional teaching opportunities continue into the future. For Heidi Stickney, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Special Education for Northwest Local Schools, this opportunity is a win for everyone.“What a great opportunity for our teachers and students,” said Stickney. “This will no doubt help us match students with career readiness programs that will prepare them for competitive employment and post secondary opportunities.”


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