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Mr. Vivian Leads National Advanced Career Teacher Training at University of South Carolina and Auburn University
Bill Vivian Leads National Advanced Career Teacher Training at University of South Carolina, and Auburn University
Bill Vivian taught teachers from across the nation at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) and Auburn University this summer to prepare others for facilitating Advanced Career Aerospace Engineering courses. Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) co-hosted the training with major universities including UofSC and Auburn University. SREB’s Advanced Career Aerospace Engineering curriculum consists of four courses that prepare students for college and careers in the Aerospace Engineering field by emphasizing technical concepts and utilizing industry-standard technology. The projects in each course allow students to work in teams to solve problems developed with the advice of industry partners. Students must use mathematics and science skills as well as read, research, write and present their projects to industry professionals. SREB selected Bill Vivian based on prior summer training experiences, student performance, ability to collaborate with other teachers to support student success, and collaboration with subject matter experts from business, industry, and postsecondary institutions.
Bill Vivian has been a CTE teacher for 13 years, and an adjunct professor for three. While teaching has been the last decade, he has been in corporate America for over 25 years working in; service delivery: distribution: and manufacturing companies. Bill’s entrepreneurship includes global helpdesk services, and bed and breakfast businesses for four years. What he brings to our county is business savvy and leadership skills. Bill has partnered with American Airlines Flight Operations, Monroe Executive Airport, Aerowood Flight School, and United Technology Aerospace Division to ensure students have a future in Aerospace.
The Southern Regional Education Board works with states to improve public education at every level, from pre-K through Ph.D. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Atlanta, SREB was created in 1948 by Southern governors and legislatures to advance education and improve the social and economic life of the region. Today, SREB works with over 30 states throughout the U.S.