(October 16) A select group of educators from the Sylacauga City School system attended the first of four Educator Workforce Academy days today. The group began their day with a breakfast presentation by Josh Laney, the Senior Director of Workforce Development for the Alabama State Board of Education. The day included a visit to Blue Bell Creamery in Sylacauga and a tour of the Honda plant in Lincoln. The group was joined on the tour by Laney, Alabama Workforce Council Chair Tim McCartney, Alabama Assistant Superintendent of Education for Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development Tommy Glasscock, and East AlabamaWorks Board Chair Tanya Maloney. After a lunch at the AIDT Honda Training Facility, the group attended the East AlabamaWorks Quarterly Workforce Development Meeting. The teachers will meet a total of four times over the next few months to learn more about workforce development and the workforce needs of local business and industry.