Superintendent of Education Mick Zais Takes Viewer Questions on Live SCETV Broadcast of “In Our Schools”
Sunday, February 26, at 6 p.m
For Immediate Release
February 17, 2012
Columbia, SC… On the rebound from the Great Recession, South Carolina has recently seen an influx of companies moving into the state, and having a well-educated and highly-skilled workforce ready to fill those jobs is crucial to their success. But how are South Carolina schools meeting this challenge?
On Sunday, Feb. 26, South Carolina ETV airs two episodes of In Our Schools, highlighting initiatives that are helping students make a seamless transition into the working world, including career clusters, individual graduation plans and dual credit opportunities that allow students to receive both high school and college credit for certain courses.
At 1:30 p.m., In Our Schools explores how Charleston and Berkeley County School districts are helping students go from high school to higher education to high demand jobs through collaborative business and education partnerships with Trident Technical College’s Culinary Institute and engineering programs, and with Boeing.
For students and parents who are interested in learning more about the career clusters offered in schools, ETV created “Career Aisle,” a website devoted to exploring many potential careers and part of the Knowitall.org educational web portal. By clicking on one of the career clusters, students can watch interviews with professionals who explain what they do, how they do it, and what kind of education is necessary. With links to more information, parents can foster their child’s interests, and help them prepare for the future.
In Our Schools is a monthly series produced by the SC Department of Education’s eMedia team in partnership with ETV. The series highlights key educational initiatives in SC schools.
South Carolina ETV (presenting station) is the state's public educational broadcasting network. Using television, radio and the web, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning. South Carolina ETV currently presents A Chef’s Life, Expeditions, and For Your Home on public television in addition to national radio productions Song Travels, Piano Jazz, Spoleto Festival USA, and World of Opera.