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Game Design Externship Dates

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June 27th - July 1st10:00 am - 3:00 pm PSTSummerEnroll
July 25th - 29th, 202210:00 am - 3:00 pm PSTSummerEnroll

Drones and Aviation Externship Dates

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July 18th - 22nd, 202210:00am - 3:00pm PSTSummerEnroll

Startup Externship Dates

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July 11th - 15th, 202210:00 am - 3:00 pm PSTSummerEnroll

Cybersecurity Externship Dates

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June 20th - June 24th, 202210:00 am - 3:00 pm PSTSummerEnroll
July 11th - 15th, 202210:00 am - 3:00 pm PSTSummerEnroll

Artificial Intelligence Externship Dates

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June 27th - July 1st 202210:00am - 3:00pm PSTSummerEnroll

CASE STUDY

Fresno Unified School District Summer Career Externships

Playbook to Success

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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. WorkED 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 and engage our students virtually.

Michelle Mar, Fresno Unified School District Career and Technical Education Manager

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. WorkED 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 and engage our students virtually.

Michelle Mar, Fresno Unified School District Career and Technical Education Manager

1. The Problem

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.

  • Fresno’s CTE team already has many Summer & Annual projects in their CTE clusters and wanted to expand opportunities for their students without adding extra burden to their staff.

2. The Ask

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.

  • Required SEL and Workforce ready data and outcomes to track student progress and present to their leadership board.
  • Wanted an organization to fully manage and coordinate all marketing, promotion, enrollment and program operations.

3. The Solution

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.

  • Each field of study had relevant industry partnership and professionals guiding students through the challenges and providing networking and mentorship opportunities.

Outcomes & Exposure

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.

  • Students were highly engaged and found the experience life changing (97% would recommend it to their friends, 95% chose the pathway afterwards, and 97% said this helped them network with future employers.)
  • 100% of companies and talent signed up to join the next series of Externships and support work based learning throughout the school year.

Future Outlook

“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.”

Future Outlook

“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.”

Meet Our Industry Insiders

Belinda De La Libertad - Cybersecurity

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Co Founder and Chief Product Officer OppJar and A-Z TECHS

Alan Diekfuss - Game Development

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Art Director Undead Labs/Microsoft

Cynthia Rubios - Startup

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Head of Information Security at LTSE

Dang Vu - Tech Fundamentals

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Co-Founder eKadence

Kyle Dulay - Tech Fundamentals

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Threat and Vulnerability Analyst Horizon Blue Cross

Outcomes

AUDIT DATA

97

Would Recommend Externship to a friend

95

Made Them Want to Choose Cybersecurity as a Pathway in School and Beyond

97

Said they now have a Better Understanding of How to Reach Their Career Goals

95

Said the Externship Helped Them Network With Potential Future Employers

96

Helped Enhance Collaboration and Teamwork Skills

Reinvigorated my love for learning and completely blew me away based on expectations. I gained lots of insight through our lead instructor, lead host, various industry speakers and it was fun, interactive, and positive!

Hans D.

I learned a lot of key practices and ideologies that are really applicable towards life, not just cybersecurity.

Krish P.

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!

Paty A.

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