South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators
Economics, Industry & Education: Exploring the Issues
Requirements & Selection
July 8-26, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Gateway Regional High School
CCSNJ ’s South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators is a unique
approach to addressing the readiness of the future workforce. The Institute
gets to the heart of the issue by exposing area teachers to the South
Jersey economy, the skills, traits and characteristics businesses look
for when hiring employees. For more than 19 years, this three-week intensive program
has graduated nearly 500 area teachers. These teachers incorporate the
lessons learned at the Institute to into their teachings and reach more
than 50,000 students – our future workforce.
The goal of the Institute is to provide a meaningful forum between business
and education by:
- Familiarizing participants with key economic, business and policy
issues that impact industry and society, particularly in Southern New
- Exposing participants to real-world challenges faced by business
to provide a better understanding of the skills and characteristics
their students will need to be successful in the workplace.
- Involving participants in team projects that will modify and/or
develop creative activities for use in the classroom.
Tours, panel discussions, speakers, activities and in-depth discussions
with experts make up this unique program that explores key economic concepts
and business issues related to workplace readiness. Educators are challenged
to incorporate these issues into the classroom. Each participant will
earn five years worth of continuing education credits, and receive a
stipend of $1,000, along with all materials and transportation to and
The Institute is consistent with New Jersey’s Workplace Readiness
Standards of the Core Curriculum Standards by enabling educators to better
prepare all students for employment. The Program accomplishes this in
- By exposing teachers to the skills and characteristics that South
Jersey businesses are looking for in their future workforce;
- By providing teachers the opportunity to see first-hand the application
of what they teach in a real work environment; and
- By providing teachers invaluable exposure to more than 100 South
Jersey business people and government officials.
The Institute is a registered Professional Development Provider of continuing
education credits. All 100 hours of the required credits can be satisfied
in this three-week course.
Teacher Testimonials: 2012, 2011, 2010
Before & After Institute Comparison of Knowledge: 2012, 2011, 2010
Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice Volume 12(5) – 2012
“Practical, Purposeful Pedagogy: An Analysis of a Model Outreach Program to Prepare Primary and Secondary School Educators to Incorporate Economics Across the Curriculum”