PARRIS ISLAND, SC (WSPA) - Educators from the Carolinas and beyond got a taste of what it's like to become a Marine last week. The 6th Marine Corps District and Marines working on Parris Island spent four consecutive days with teachers an coaches to provide food, transportation and real work experiences for them, free of charge.
The workshop began on Tuesday, April 17 th when educators were checked into a hotel near the island. The 6th District Marines said the Educator Workshop Program was created so that high school administrators, counselors, and educators could better inform students interested in a Marine Corps career path.
Educators we spoke with said they often have students in their classes ask them about serving in the military and they wanted information to help answer their questions.
The workshop describes the obstacles prospective Marines may face when choosing to join the armed services, education benefits and job opportunities available.
On the first morning of the workshop, educators were bussed in early in the morning and asked to put their heads down like Marines are told to do. The teachers were instructed by actual drill instructors, showed where new recruits call their family to let them know they safely arrived and they asked questions about the process.
They were shown where Marines, train, eat, sleep and attendees also had a chance to speak face to face with recruits, drill instructors, and leaders there.
Here are the requirements for attending the workshop:
No prior military service
No spousal Marine Corps service within the last 10 years
Minimal physical limitations (Some events require prolonged standing or walking.)
If interested in attending, Click here.