With so many questions and barriers swirling around in-person learning, we needed a scalable solution for CTE Student Learning Options for Summer of 2021. Experience managed the entire summer series from start to finish including all of the staffing which took all the burden off our staff. We were so impressed with how quickly they could connect with and engage our students - we are excited to expand their program into 2022 and beyond.
Michelle Mar, Fresno Unified School District Career and Technical Education Manager
Fresno Unified School Districts CTE team wanted to provide additional work based learning opportunities during the Summer with industry partners preparing students for the workforce.
Development of a 4 week Summer career camp series built with industry for 1000 students which was fully staffed and managed outside of their CTE team.
Our team worked closely to provide 20 hour Externships in Cybersecurity, Technology, Game Development and Entrepreneurship built with industry partners including Facebook & Microsoft Xbox that addressed workforce readiness through professional focused SEL + character building.
Fresno students found the Summer series fun and highly engaging with 97% stating they would recommend the program to a friend. Fresno’s CTE team was able to utilize the SEL and workforce skills data to present student progress & outcomes to leadership, securing funding for the following year’s program.
“Our Summer career series have been built into the annual budget for next year's Career Summer series and will continue to grow the industry partners, supportive ecosystem and the scale of progress helping Fresno students join the workforce.”
Would Recommend Externship to a friend
Made Them Want to Choose Cybersecurity as a Pathway in School and Beyond
Said they now have a Better Understanding of How to Reach Their Career Goals
Said the Externship Helped Them Network With Potential Future Employers
Helped Enhance Collaboration and Teamwork Skills
It's more interesting than I thought it was. And I'm glad I got to experience it with so many different people. I loved it, it was so much fun!Watch Video
All the industry speakers I think that was something I took the most out of. They were straight up with you ... it was nice that they didn't sugar coat it.Watch Video
My overall experience was really good, I thought at first that it would be really boring, but when I jumped in, it was really fun and you learn a lot.Watch Video
Connecting with industry people everyday was something out of the normal, you don't connect with industry people everyday. It was nice to see so many faces from around the globe, with different experiences, different backgrounds, it was really good.Watch Video
I learned a lot of key practices and ideologies that are really applicable towards life, not just cybersecurity.Watch Video
The industry speakers were very helpful because they talk about their job and they talk about how they got there. That's not something you can just google.Watch Video
I learned how to be successful in cybersecurity. Even though I'm a girl, I learned I can still do it.Watch Video
The people you're bringing in is amazing, the information you're giving is really good and the challenges are amazing too. So just know you guys are making a difference, at least in my life.Watch Video
My overall experience was 10/10. It was definitely a very good externship experience, and I learned a lot about cybersecurity. I learned the essentials of how to be successful with all the industry speakers, it really helped me a lot to understand some of the things that they go through.Watch Video
I really wish we had more time as I'd love to learn more. More cybersecurity and even other topics in such an energetic, engaging, and vibrant enviroment. It was just amazing.Watch Video
I think I learned a lot of skills that will help me in the future, like working in teams. Normally I like working alone but this program helped me work with other people.Watch Video
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