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The Office of Apprenticeships & School-to-Work Programs at Community College of Philadelphia is in search of experienced instructors to facilitate Shop Math courses for 10th -12th graders from the School District of Philadelphia participating in the College’s Industrial Welding Pre-Apprenticeship Program. This class is designed to provide students with the relevant theory skills to solve practical, industrially based mathematical problems. Topics of instruction will include, but are not limited to: calculating arithmetic expressions involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals, ratio, proportion, percentages, imperial/metric conversions, exponents, square roots, basic graph interpretation, basic algebraic expression (formulas), and the solution of geometric figures. An introduction to the use of trigonometry for the solution of right and oblique triangles will also be included. Specific Responsibilities:
Classes will be held on site at our partner high schools. Schedules will vary between our partner schools, but all classes are held during or right after the school day (between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM). Each instructor’s schedule will be determined between the College, the partner school, and the instructor, based on needs and availability. Curriculum and course materials will be provided.
All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and/or relevant work experience. Training or teaching experience is preferred, most preferably in a high school setting. Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume and two references by September 30, 2023.
The Office of Apprenticeships & School-to-Work Programs is housed in the Division of Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement at Community College of Philadelphia (the College). The goal of the Office of Apprenticeships & School-to-Work Programs is to develop and implement school-to-work pipelines and programs that expose and connect high school students, incumbent workers, and individuals looking to enter new careers to postsecondary and workforce pathways through Pre-Apprenticeships, Apprenticeships, and industry-based trainings. Working closely with industry and K-12 partners and other areas across the College, the offerings within the Office of Apprenticeships and School-to-Work Programs contribute to the awareness and pursuit of postsecondary and workforce credentials that lead to livable wage careers
Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions. To help address broad economic, cultural and political concerns in the city and beyond, the College draws together students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and seeks to provide the programs and support they need to achieve their goals.
- Deliver provided curriculum, creating an engaging classroom experience while ensuring core course deliverables are met. Provide feedback to students on assignments and in class discussions.
- Demonstrate appropriate use of existing technology to further learning for students. Incorporate instructional technology to support the learning process.
- Communicate effectively, share vision, focus on people, initiate positive change, value differences and foster collaboration. Work with and inspire others to achieve college, department, and individual success. Proactively identify/address problems.
- Establish an inclusive environment in the classroom. Demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the College’s faculty, staff and students.
- Manage the learning environment with a student-centered focus. Implement diverse teaching and learning strategies that accommodate the learning styles of students.
- Strive for excellence in teaching, applying best practices in field of discipline, and modeling behaviors that encourage student success and retention. Recognize the unique needs, culture, and context of students and advocates for their learning and well-being.
- Maintain critical documentation including time sheets, student sign-in sheets and attendance records, and necessary documentation for school purposes. Work with Apprenticeships & School-to-Work Team Members in obtaining and maintaining required documents and files.
- Demonstrate a sense of connection and responsibility for helping the College to achieve success through a commitment to its mission, vision, and values.
All applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree and/or relevant work experience.Preferred Qualifications:
- Training or teaching experience is preferred, especially in a High School setting.
- Skilled trade-based work experience is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- Qualified candidates will have working knowledge of designing and delivering effective in-person instruction. Strong interpersonal skills, a passion for training, and the ability to engage and connect with students are preferred.
Interested persons should complete an online application.
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- Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED.
- Name and contact information for three (3) references REQUIRED.
- Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law.
- Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Community College of Philadelphia is an affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access employer.
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