HEBER — Teachers, those responsible for opening the world to their students, have a chance to experience a little more of that world for themselves under the School To Career teacher internship program.
School To Career, funded by a federal grant and operated through the Imperial County Regional Occupational Program, provides several services mainly to the Heber School District, Calexico and Aurora high schools, William Moreno Junior High and Mains Elementary. Aurora, Moreno and Mains are all in Calexico.
In the two years this STC program has operated, about 35 teachers have taken part in STC-sponsored teacher internships. Under the program, participating teachers spend 20 hours working with an organization or business of their choosing, learning and experiencing another profession. Usually done during breaks in the school year, teachers receive $300 from STC for their work.
"The purpose is to give teachers work experience outside the classroom," said STC Coordinator Deborah Harrold.