HARRISBURG, Pa. (WENY) -- Pennsylvania is investing $5 million in educators, nearly doubling funding for the Teacher in the Workplace (TIW) program.

Governor Wolf announced the grant funding to allow teachers to visit local employers, and learn skills and industry trends to enhance their classroom instruction, student learning, and career readiness.

"The Teacher in the Workplace program lets teachers spend time at local employers to learn about the evolving skills students will need to compete for good local jobs," Wolf said. "Teachers bring that experience back to their classrooms to develop better lesson plans and prepare students for jobs in their community."

Targeted Grant applications are due November 20.

Advancing Grant applications aren't due until December 23.

The latter is aimed an encouraging educators to develop partnerships with businesses, and support districts in under-served communities.

The TIW grants are funded at 100 through federal money made available from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, through the Every Student Succeeds Act to help all students to have the information and tools needed to gain awareness of college and career pathways to make informed decisions regarding their postsecondary future.