Educate Hillsborough Invites Professionals in Hillsborough County to Apply for its Inaugural Class
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
Educate Hillsborough Invites Professionals
in Hillsborough County
to Apply for its Inaugural Class
Tampa, Fla. – (June 26, 2019) – What does it take to educate 215,000+ students every day? How does a team prepare more than 200,000 healthy meals each morning? Do you have what it takes to drive a school bus?
A select group of professionals will answer these questions while connecting in a new program unlike anything else in Tampa Bay. Applications are now open for the inaugural class of Educate Hillsborough. This partnership between the Alliance for Public Schools and Hillsborough County Public Schools will bring the next generation of leaders into our area’s schools for an eye-opening series of special experiences.
This is a unique opportunity for a select group to go behind the scenes of the eighth largest school district in the nation. The interactive program will allow Educate Hillsborough members the opportunity to experience what it takes to educate the county’s 215,000+ students. Members will visit classrooms, meet with decision makers and even learn to drive a school bus.
Educate Hillsborough will connect local business members while learning about the county’s largest employer, transportation organization and food service provider—and gain a better understanding of the opportunities given to Hillsborough’s children and the challenges the school district faces as its 24,000 employees prepare students for life.
The program will kick off at the State of the Schools Breakfast in September. Six half-day sessions will cover every aspect of the school system with site visits and tours, interactive demonstrations and conversations with education professionals and district decision makers.
Sessions will be held monthly from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at schools and facilities all across the county, starting in September and ending with a Class Graduation in May.
Educate Hillsborough is now accepting applications for its inaugural class of 2019-20. [Note: This is not open to current Hillsborough County Public Schools employees.] Class is limited to 30 people. The selection of members is made by Educate Hillsborough Committee Members. Tuition is $500 and scholarships are available. Applications can be filled out at educatehillsborough.com and are due no later than July 31.