How Educators Can Get Involved
We grow talent by working with educators to provide opportunities for career exposure, exploration and experience. Educators receive tools and resources for personalized student advising based on job data, career advising and career and technical education pathways.
They also connect with employers during our industry council meetings, promote workforce development events and provide classroom insights and opportunities for industry involvement. Educators use can those experiences and resources to provide career information and opportunities to students year after year.
Educators interested in these and additional opportunities are encouraged to email our team for details!
Find Employer Partners for Classes
The Career Pathways Partnership program builds partnerships between employers, Murfreesboro City Schools, Rutherford County Schools and college educators.
K-12 educators can use this tool to connect with employers regarding career exposure, exploration, and experience. Employers have signed up to participate in career days, virtual coaching, job shadowing, work-based learning, student competitions and more.
Rutherford Works Ambassadors
Every middle and high school in the Rutherford County Schools system has a Rutherford Works program ambassador. Principals in the Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City elementary schools lead the charge for our work at their schools. These partners advocate for student career preparation and success by actively engaging in the planning and promoting our student-focused workforce programs.
Rutherford County Schools utilizes YouScience to uncover student skill sets and the jobs that correspond to their aptitudes and interests. As students complete YouScience, their results populate personalized insights. Starting in middle school, educators can use this data to help students decide which academic programs to pursue based on their abilities while fulfilling Perkins V or graduation plan requirements.
An online training resource including completion certificates for educators who want to connect students to high-value careers and establish connections with local employers.
TN-CAPS provides age-appropriate, classroom-ready lesson plans that introduce students to careers available in your local area. These lesson plans include activities that practice core academic skills for in-demand careers.