New Castle Career Center Education Careers program students have begun their internships with Westwood and Eastwood elementary schools. The internships are an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience. The students spend half of their day working in an elementary classroom, performing duties and interactions that come with teaching.
“Working with children is a feeling like no other. You are able to shape them and see them grow each day,” explained Brylee Kanouse (BRV). “It’s so rewarding to go home at the end of the day knowing you have made a difference in a child’s life. I cannot wait to become a loving teacher like all the teachers who have inspired me!”
The pandemic has not slowed down learning for students. The students walked into this school year ready to meet the unique challenges of education in the midst of a pandemic. Interns arrive daily at their lab sites with masks on ready to do whatever needs to be done.
While in their assigned classrooms, student interns work with children one-on-one, in small groups, and sometimes teach the entire class.
“Working with children is very rewarding and fun. It really feels amazing to help them learn,” added Luke Witham (NC). “By being in the classroom I get to see the challenges of today’s education and how the teachers are combating them.”
For more information on the Education Careers program, visit nccareercenter.org