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Student Workforce Readiness Concept. Isle of Wight County Schools May 2012. Objective. Majority of school programs focus on college-bound students or programs for the special needs;

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Student workforce readiness concept

Student Workforce Readiness Concept

Isle of Wight County Schools

May 2012


Objective

Objective

  • Majority of school programs focus on college-bound students or programs for the special needs;

  • Students in-between those groups are less program focused; they have to gain skills and experience outside of the school system

  • Hampton Roads Area holds tremendous opportunity for these students for careers

  • IOW could make these students bound for our industrial partners in Hampton Roads highly competitive for available jobs


Concept

Concept

  • Make it interesting and fun for students in a “Real World” setting

    • Class instruction instilled with observation and activity

    • A curriculum based on the needs of the Industrial Partners

    • Interaction with plant supervisors and workers

    • Problem-solving “at-the-plant”

  • Benefit the industrial partners

    • Problem-solving “for-the-plant”

    • Fresh ideas and extra eyes on operations

    • Generate potential workforce with desired skills

  • Follows successful initiatives developed in Scott County, KY through partnerships with the Georgetown Toyota plant


  • Process timeline

    Process & Timeline

    • Jun 2012: Initiate Partnerships -- Establish industrial partnerships (for both Smithfield HS and Windsor HS)

    • Jul-Aug 2012: Analyze School Customer Needs -- Interviews and analysis to determine core competencies

    • Sep-Dec 2012: Develop Implementation Strategy and Curriculum -- Identify realistic target group within the IOW County Schools, the learning objectives, instructional methods, and safety/legal challenges

    • Jan-Jun 2013: Implementation (Spring Semester) – Balance classroom with “in-the-plant” problem solving activities


    Approval

    Approval

    • School Board Approval of Concept to Establish Industrial Partnerships


    Questions

    Questions


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