Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the Marine Corps Educators Workshop Program!
For 237 years, the Marine Corps has been America's symbol for honor, courage, determination, and strength of character. When young men and women become Marines, they are transformed forever.
Marines have self-confidence, discipline, and maturity, as well as representing the highest standards of the society they spend a portion of their lives defending. Do you want to know what it takes to earn the title United States Marine?
Each year, from October through May, Marine Corps recruiters in your area invite high school educators, counselors, coaches and other influencers to visit Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. There, they witness first-hand, the Marine Corps' recruit-training program.
By attending this workshop you will have an opportunity to get a firsthand look at how United States Marines are made. Moreover, participants get a basic understanding of the Marine Corps and are better equipped to advise their students about our career opportunities. These workshops dispel the myths about recruit training and the Marine Corps’ mission by providing you with a first-hand experience that is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The program also exposes educators to the many personal development, career, and educational opportunities available to today’s Marines.
The intent of this worthwhile program is to provide you a better understanding of how we make Marines. The four-day program begins with a welcome aboard at the Depot’s famous “Yellow Footprints” and ends with viewing a recruit graduation. Along the way, you will also see “The Crucible,” a key event in the recruit-training program for our recruits.
As high-school educators, you help young people make informed choices about their future. One of the benefits of this workshop is to provide you with an experience that will allow you to more effectively assist your students in making a more informed decision about military service. You will be able to tell your students what the Marine Corps is all about; what they can expect, both in basic training and as Marines.