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2024 Title

Program Date:

July 8 – 26, 2024

Application Period:

The Application Period for the 2024 Program is Closed.


About the Program

The South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators was started in 1991 to help the education community keep pace with the changes that have occurred in the regional business community, and to give educators the tools to better prepare the future workforce – their students.

The goal of the Institute is to build a link between the business and education communities by: familiarizing teachers with key economic, business and public policy issues that impact business and industry; providing teachers with a better understanding of the skills and characteristics their students will need to be successful in the workforce; and, involving participants in team projects to develop curriculum that incorporates the lessons of the Institute in the classroom.

The Institute takes a truly unique approach to better preparing the future workforce by targeting educators, who can reach hundreds of students each year, with the lessons necessary to make their students successful in the workplace. In its 30 year history, the Institute has graduated 692 teachers from dozens of schools throughout southern New Jersey, who we estimate have reached more than sixty five thousand students with the messages they learned in the Institute. The business community ultimately benefits by having a pool of better prepared workers.

Benefits of Participating:

  • Teachers selected to participate receive a $2,000 stipend at the conclusion of the program.
  • 100 professional development hours are awarded to selected educators.
  • Visit/tour over 20 area businesses/trades and hear from 100 of the region’s top executives/business leaders.
  • Make lifelong friends and colleagues in the South Jersey education community!


  • Applicants must teach grades 5 through 12. Guidance counselors in grades 5 through 12 may also apply to participate.


  • All applicants must teach at a South Jersey-based school located in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic or Cape May Counties.


  • The program will take place from July 8 – 26, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


  • Attendance of the entire three-week course is mandatory.


  • Applicants must complete their team projects, including developing creative learning activities for the classroom based on course content.


  • letter of recommendation from school principal on official school letterhead must accompany the online application. Mailing directions can be found on the online application.


  • If you are not comfortable traveling in a group, or visiting different locations, please do not apply.


Selection Process

Selection will be conducted by the Summer Institute Selection Committee, with criteria focusing on:

  • Demonstrated leadership and involvement in education
  • Qualifications and level of interest in course content
  • Ability and willingness to assist as a resource person for course follow-up

A diverse mix of educators will be selected and notified no later than April 29, 2024.

2024 Application

The Application Period for the 2024 Program is Closed.


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Acenda Integrated Health

Atlantic City Electric


Campbell Soup Company

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Coperion K-Tron Pitman, Inc.

Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative (ELEC) 825

Five Below



Jefferson Health – New Jersey

Lockheed Martin

M & T Bank/Wilmington Trust

Mannington Mills, Inc.

NJM Insurance Group

NJ STEM Pathways


New Jersey American Water

Paulsboro Refining Company, LLC

PNC Bank

PSEG Nuclear, LLC

Radwell International

Ravitz Family Markets

Rizzieri Aveda School

Rowan University - Rohrer College of Business

South Jersey Glass and Door Co.

South Jersey Industries

Stono Public Affairs

Subaru of America, Inc.

Worldwide Glass Resources, Inc.

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