An "EPIC" Approach to Connecting Youth & Business

Thursday, March 9
11:30AM - 11:50AM
JW Marriott - Room 201-202

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Michael Lemon
University of Kansas - Research Project Mgr

Summary

Our research center was granted an opportunity to partner with school districts, technical schools and afterschool providers to tackle the 21st Century skill deficit of youth entering college or the workforce. With seed money from the Kansas Department for Children and Families we developed the EPIC (Education, Practice, and Immersion for Credit) Project pilot, serving two rural Kansas communities. By bringing together local businesses and the afterschool community we provide experiential opportunities for youth through digital badging. This session will outline project development, celebrate successes and share lessons learned.

Event Type:
Sessions
Format:
Future20
Track:
Implementation
Tags:
youth development workforce development digital badging

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