North Wales, Pa. − April 11, 2019 − Senator Maria Collett (D-12) has announced nearly $330,000 in Teacher in the Workplace grants supporting seven educational programs in Montgomery County.

Pennsylvania’s Teacher in the Workplace (TIW) program connects K-12 classrooms to the workplace by providing partnership opportunities between eligible educational organizations and their Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB). The TIW program allows teachers, administrators, and counselors to collaborate with local business and industry leaders to enhance their students’ educational experience and career readiness.

“Investing in our teachers and our students is the best investment we can make for the future of our Commonwealth,” said Senator Collett. “These grants will be instrumental in making sure our students are prepared with the skills and connections they need to succeed in the 21st Century — whether they want to attend trade school, four-year college, community college, or move right into the workforce.”

The Montgomery County projects receiving Teacher in the Workplace grants include:

  • Connecting K-12 Educators with Real-World STEM Professional Learning to Enrich and Support Student Achievement and Future Success ($49,909)
  • MCIU’s Teacher in the Construction Workplace ($49,005)
  • MCIU’s Teacher in the Health and Human Services Workplace ($49,005)
  • MCIU’s Teacher in the Hospitality, Tourism, and the Arts Workplace ($49,005)
  • MCIU’s Teacher in the Manufacturing Workplace ($49,005)
  • Teacher in the Workplace/STEM Institute ($50,000)
  • Upper Perkiomen School District in Partnership with Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce and PerkUp ($33,986)

The Teacher in the Workplace grants are funded with federal money made available from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act.