Alfredo Matthew Shares His Journey Into School-Employer Engagement
We recently had our first E&L Community of Practice Zoom Session. Alfredo Matthew shared a heartfelt story about his journey into and out of the high school classroom and then into work in school-employer engagement. He highlighted one event that became his template for one-day Workplace Trips. He suggested that it only takes one excellent work-based learning event to inspire an employer into years of deepened commitment. He inspired Connectors to spend time doing less and instead over-deliver on a few things well, because eventually, it will pay off. His own WBL event lead to years of work with PayPal.
Alfredo Matthews’s Tips for an Amazing Day at an Employer’s Work Site:
Good Rapport with Teachers, market experiences to students / pre-activity
Employer Volunteer Training / Industry partner prepared
Planning is a plug and play
The day had phases- high energy welcome, exploration activity, students take the stage with a design challenge
Ended the day with Appreciations, space to acknowledge one another
Thank you follow-up to teachers/students, industry partner with survey
Social Media appreciations / Shout outs
Opportunity to take the relationship deeper (more experiences, more funding)
Listen to the session on by clicking on this link.
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Oct 29, 2019 - 11:30am-12:30pm