Teachers Explore Resources That Boost Career Awareness, Preparation Among Hamilton County Students

  • Monday, January 20, 2020

Administrators with the Tennessee Career Awareness and Preparation System, TN-CAPS, on Tuesday will provide Hamilton County Schools educators and guests a guided tour of a new interactive web portal that provides free, localized, career-focused lesson plans designed to help students visualize how what they are learning in the classroom connects directly with high-demand career and job opportunities in their community.   

This system was created by Chattanooga-based educational technology company, Thinking Media and owners – Sheila and Dr. Dane Boyington. 

Attendees will learn how educators can utilize TN-CAPS lesson plans to engage students and bring careers into their classrooms, and how top, local businesses – such as Volkswagen, UNUM, TVA, and others – want to be involved.

During the Educator Professional Development Session, TN-CAPS administrators will present a localized nursing lesson plan written specifically for grades 3-5 and provide training for educators to promote and utilize the portal. Chattanooga-area businesses, like Erlanger Health System and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, can now connect to schools to help support participating classrooms with student-engagement activities like career fairs, guest speakers, mentorship, and more for grades K-12.

The TN Chamber of Commerce and Industry is providing this first-of-its kind localized career awareness system. 

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