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.