Students get hands-on experience with solving problems applying the core concepts from the classroom to the workplace. The projects provide an opportunity for the students to get a start to finish perspective of solving problems relevant to their school and community, gaining a sense of accomplishment when they can see the impact of their work.
There are three types of Real World Projects:
In partnership with teachers and a small team of corporate volunteers, teachers implement a challenge for students to solve in small teams over five-six class periods. Corporate volunteers support the teachers in implementing the challenge and interact with students in person and via Skype to help students hone their problem solving skills. Each challenge reflects how the student course work is applied in the workplace, helping students connect the dots between school and careers.
Lumity partners a corporate host to a group of students to experience solving a problem over the course of a day, while getting coaching from corporate volunteers. Watch how Health Care Services Corporation got creative ideas on a mobile app for their company while helping high school juniors and seniors gain invaluable experience working in teams, problem solving and presenting their solution to judges from senior management.
Lumity employs a group of high school juniors and seniors from a community and trains them to create WordPress websites for local small businesses and nonprofits for a small fee. In addition to learning the technical skill of creating websites, “employees” learn how to run a business, secure and serve clients in addition to Lumity’s Career Readiness training. The program runs year-round with a new group of students hired in the fall.
Lumity partners with local schools to recruit the students and with business alliances to help secure clients. Watch these news clips to learn more about our current SBE, RPWebcreators.