Teacher externships are helping to bridge the gap between the classroom and the world of work by bringing teachers into the workplace for first-hand interactions with business leaders. GenMet, a metal fabrication company in Mequon, opened its doors to teachers so they can relate their experiences back to students. We believe the best way to share the value of the Teacher Externship program – is through the experiences of the teachers – in their own words. The following accounts were provided by Mary Isbister, president of GenMet Corp.
Multitude of programs turning the tide for manufacturing
Perhaps no single issue has been more at the forefront of manufacturing discussions over the last several years than the skills gap. The idea that employers are not able to find enough potential employees to fill their needs has been a topic at seminars and conferences and has drawn the attention of both the press and lawmakers.