Kauffman Foundation Hosting Real World Learning Webinars


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Last April, the KC Chamber and the Kauffman Foundation hosted a webinar introducing the Real World Learning initiative (Link to the Webinar: https://vimeo.com/454169358/c13ee81c64).

Tomorrow's workforce is in our schools today. Join educators, employers, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to learn how the Real World Learning initiative is preparing students for work and learning after graduation.

Business engagement in the Real World Learning initiative is critical to providing students with opportunities to succeed past high school. Students learn employer-recognized skill sets, a network of business contacts, and a clear plan for transitioning from classroom to career. Discover how your business can benefit from providing meaningful experiences both virtually and in-person for our region's youth.

This fall, Kauffman will be hosting a series of webinars that provide practical information on how businesses can offer ‘virtual’ experiences for high school students in the 2020/21 school year.

We hope that you will share the opportunity to register for one of the 3 sessions with your business members.

Hosts include:

  • Laura Evans, Kauffman Foundation
  • Salvador Ocampo, Kauffman Foundation
  • Anita Newton, Community America Credit Union
  • Jake Wingo, Ray-Pec School District
  • Sean Stalling, DeLaSalle Charter School

What you'll learn:

  • What is Real World Learning (RWL)?
  • The benefits for your business and what to expect from a school and employer partnership.
  • Perspective from other employers.
  • Examples of successful virtual client-connected projects between employers and students and/or classrooms that can be initiated in the 2020-2021 school year.
  • How to get started working with a school district.

    In an era that has brought many challenges for both businesses and educators, we hope you’ll consider offering students the opportunity to discover their passion with your Chamber’s business community!