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Background – The Importance of Work-Based Learning

As educators we know students (especially at-risk students) need and deserve economic mobility and agility. And if you are responsible for managing or overseeing a work-based learning program you are already aware that your program increases:

  • Engagement in the classroom
  • Attendance at your school

This deeper engagement occurs because once students start to discover their purpose and passion outside of the classroom, they can connect that purpose to “why” they are in their classrooms. We know that if students make this connection they can start to see their future.  This is why it’s so important to get work-based learning right.

 

Managing Multiple Stakeholders is Complex

There are many steps required for a successful work-based learning program. It is a complex process that involves multiple stakeholders:

  • Students who need to take ownership of their progress and communicate their interests
  • Business partners who need to be recruited and then given a simple way to engage with our students and provide opportunities
  • Intermediaries in communities that need to manage opportunities across districts and stay in the know of what student interests are so they can create opportunities for placements
  • Program administrators who need to provide logistical support and focus on quality experiences
  • Administrators who may need to comply with both state and federal reporting

Then, taking this to the next level, each stage has specific logistical tasks that need to be managed:

  • You need to manage your potential business partners to recruit and engage with
  • You need to keep students safe by ensuring background checks are done before a student shows up for work.
  • Once you’ve recruited a business partner, you need to begin to identify students for onboarding. That requires creating and distributing many different forms, from identifying students’ interests to getting parents’ permission to participate in the program.
  • Then you need to onboard the business partners once you’ve made a match. That includes confirming expectations, such as a student’s weekly work schedule and the specific onboarding needs of both employer
  • During the program you will want to find out how the student is doing and collect feedback both from both the employer and the student.
  • And when challenges come up, you’re going to want to know immediately so issues can be addressed, the school and the student can both maintain the relationship with the business and support is given to the student.
  • And finally, when the experience is completed, there are all sorts of reporting and tracking that are necessary so you can tell your story and to comply with the reporting that is needed for both state and federal grants.

Despite all of this complexity, 93% of programs are actually tracked on paper and spreadsheets, which creates multiple challenges for scaling a program.

  • It adds time and creates difficulty managing business partners over an extended period of time
  • It adds time and expense for the hosts who aren’t sure where they’re at in the process with both the school and the student.
  • There are countless errors when hand-entering information
  • There is significant time and expense for counselors who are trying to facilitate experiences
  • There is no quick way to identify problems that are happening on-site
  • There is also no visibility or information for administrators trying to understand the logistics of what is going on in their school districts.
  • Compliance is difficult
  • And finally, real-time visibility and quantification is next to impossible

Processes that begin with paper and spreadsheets quickly reach a plateau because you end up managing paperwork and not your program. 

The rest of this short article will explain the crucial features and capabilities required in work-based learning software to help you scale your program. For an even deeper dive you can also check out the video webcast directly below.

 

 

Webcast – Crucial Features Required in a Work-Based Learning Software to Scale Your Program

 

 

In this 15 minute webcast, two award-winning work-based learning program veterans, Dr. Lazaro Lopez and Dr. Don Fraynd, will discuss best practices for scaling a work-based learning program and share some of the software features required in a Work-Based Learning Software that can make this possible.

 

Features Required in a Work-Based Learning Software 

 

Needs to Help You Manage Your Business Partners

The right career learning program software starts by helping you manage your business partners.

You need a place to log and capture information as you recruit partners. And then you need a place to capture more information as you develop them over the different stages of engagement.

You also need software that collects information on the people who will be working with students, and makes it easy to determine their capacity and ability for hosting events and sponsoring apprenticeships with different schedules. The software should also make it easy to add contacts or hosts to keep track of their interactions with students and track background checks.

Additionally, ongoing management of the hosts who work with students is really important. It’s helpful to monitor and archive all email exchanges within the software, review the host/student reflection logs to keep tabs on their interactions and how things are going at the internship site. You need an easy way for students to have their hours verified from the employer with tools such as a one-click email verification, which allows the host to simply click ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to verify the hours the student has submitted, all leading to increasing levels of engagement.

 

Needs to Help Onboard and Manage Your Students

The opportunities and information provided by your business partners (once approved) need to become available to your students.  In addition, your work-based learning software also needs to integrate with your student information system to ensure that you don’t need to enter students’ information separately in multiple platforms. This helps to avoid errors, increase student adoption and to give your students access to relevant career readiness information already in your systems. Your career learning software also needs the ability to create customized student profiles so you can track the details on specific students and their work. The software should provide counselors the ability to automatically assign students tasks such as interest inventories, career nights, shadow days, and so on.

Your software also needs to help you with the ongoing management of students in the program. This includes establishing the career awareness journey that each student needs to embark on, assigning tasks, activities and experiences unique to their career cluster and creating customized goals for groups of students. And finally, you need to monitor that progress all along the way.

 

Needs to Keep Students Motivated

Next, your software needs to keep students motivated and engaged so that they’re eager to take the next step in their career readiness journey. The software needs to empower students to own their journey and to be responsible for what comes next. They need one place for progress tracking towards all of their overall goals. And finally, badges, credentials and endorsements gamify the student experience in the software platform so they keep coming back for more to take the next step in their career awareness journey.

 

Needs Advanced Reporting

And most importantly, to help improve and expand your program, you need advanced reporting and dashboards. A software should allow you to create ad-hoc reports on the fly with any data element that is being tracked in the system. You need to be able to generate reports from any field and then customize dashboards for each role, because each person working on this project may need different types of data. You need to be able to easily create state compliance reports in any combination required by your state or district, and you need to use data to drive every aspect of your career learning program.

 

Summary

So, how do the right features help your work-based learning program? It saves an incredible amount of time and expense collecting data, managing partners, tracking communication and background checks and so on. It really makes scale possible when everything is in one place and streamlined within a software platform. It allows staff, students, and partners real-time access to the information and data that they need to be successful. It prevents time loss from calculating data, pouring through multiple spreadsheets or pieces of paper, and it adds transparency to students and guardians, all making compliance very easy.

 

About Transeo Jobs

Transeo is a suite of cloud-based educational solutions that helps students and staff connect to each other in a more effective way. We make community service tracking and internship reporting easy. We help schools and districts move away from paper-based processes so counselors, advisors, and administrators can invest more quality time with the people who matter the most: students.

Transeo Jobs helps students focus on becoming career ready by putting opportunities, classes, and experiences in one dashboard. We help schools keep track of complex information and complicated interactions in our user-friendly platform that manages key contacts and service providers.

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As economic gaps widen and technology rapidly reshapes our workforce, it is more important than ever for students to gain practical experience as part of a work-based learning program. According to a recent survey by Adecco, 92 percent of executives think American workers are lacking important skills. “This skills gap limits economic growth and is also a missed opportunity for low-skilled, low-wage workers who could fill these better-paying positions with the right training.”

We need to expand work-based learning programs to all students but they are difficult to scale because providing these high-quality, rigorous experiences requires managing complex logistics across multiple stakeholders including:

  • Students
  • Business partners
  • Intermediaries
  • Program administrators
  • Superintendents and administrators
  • State and federal agencies

Robust work-based learning programs require employers, school districts, support organizations, schools, and students to interact in complicated and layered ways. As students move across the continuum of work-based learning, employer/student engagement increases, making interactions and tracking even more complex.

Unfortunately, 93 percent of these vital programs are still managed on paper, providing no visibility and little scale.

And, at scale, you need to manage hundreds if not thousands of students across hundreds of sites. As a result of this complexity, program managers, schools, and districts often get crushed by the sheer paperwork and either don’t or can’t take advantage of all the rich resources available for students in the community. 

The remainder of this short article features supporting videos that will discuss some of the initial challenges of scaling a work-based learning program and how software can help.

 

Some of the Top Challenges of Scaling a Work-Based Learning Program

Award winning Associate Superintendent, Dr. Lazaro Lopez, manages over 3,000 student apprenticeships annually. In this short interview he discusses some of the unexpected challenges of successfully scaling a work-based learning program.

 

Finding Business Partners

Once you know what your student population is most interested in, you need to find and develop the right business partners. You not only have to find the right community partners who are interested in engaging with your students, but also match those partners’ work to students’ interests. Part of the challenge for the administrator is the requirement to do both of these at the same time. Not only are you trying to encourage students to take that step to engage in these authentic experiences that we know lead to significant post-secondary outcomes, you are also required to make it easy for the business partners. 

To do this you need to create efficiencies for the business partner and the administrator. So when you actually engage and recruit an employer who is willing to participate, you can continue that communication with that employer in a way that is — to some extent — automated. This is critical because as you scale a program you need to constantly be spending your time finding the next employer for the next set of students. 

This process needs to be systematic and repeatable. A software will allow you to:

  • Manage their initial recruitment and secure their commitment
  • Collect their initial information and determine their capacity
  • And automate their training in your program

Keeping Students Safe

One of the biggest challenges that most schools experience in moving to scale is managing background checks. You’ve got to ensure and guarantee the safety and security of your students. So it’s not enough to have a conversation with the individual and make sure there’s a match. You have to ensure that the adults who are working with your students pass your background checks and handle this in a way that’s efficient and effective before you place a student on site. Transeo Jobs automates this process start to finish within its software.

 

Developing Business Partnerships

Not all business partners will immediately provide internships. Some may just start with a shadow day or come to speak at your schools. You also need a way to track and manage these relationships to maturity.

How do you track all of those individuals that are starting slow? For example – when you’re trying to do this at scale – you’ve made connections that have said, “Well, I’m willing to come to speak to a class, but I’m not yet willing to host a student at my work site.”

You need to be able to work those relationships much like businesses work their customers so that you can get a student placed there. To do this you need a software that helps to track and manage these relationships and keeps all your data and communications with the partner in one place.

 

Real-Time Visibility to Ensure Engagement

Once your program is up and running you need visibility into knowing where your students are and what experiences are happening (and not happening). With a handful of students this is possible using paper and spreadsheets but at scale it is not. If you are hand-counting experiences and trying to create spreadsheets to track completion of requirements, your information will not be accurate and it will not be in real-time.

A software will capture and track all critical program information in real-time including verification of students’ work by the employers. You will know that students are actually receiving access to these experiences you worked hard to create, which is essential.

 

The Advantages of Visibility in a Work-Based Learning Software (2 min video)

CEO,  Dr. Don Fraynd – PhD, discusses how a software increases the impact of your program for every stakeholder

 

State and Federal Reporting

And finally, there’s compliance reporting, which is only going to increase in complexity. And what does that compliance look like? With ESSA recently being passed with the help of AASA and Redefining Ready! in school districts, many states plan to require districts to track and manage nonacademic indicators. Many states are focusing on college and career readiness indicators, which include work-based learning experiences. In addition, the recently-authorized Perkins Act requires districts to provide and report on work-ready experiences down to the microlevel of each student.

A software will automate all of this reporting with the data being (at most) two mouse clicks away. 

 

How a Work-Based Learning Software Provides Scale by Making Engagement Easier for All Your Stakeholders (Video Webcast)

In this educational webcast, Transeo co-founder and award-winning superintendent, Dr. Dave Schuler, shares best practices to scale a work-based learning program and how a software makes it easier for all your stakeholders.

 

About Transeo and Transeo Jobs

 

Transeo Jobs Explainer Video

Quick Overview of our Workplace Learning Software – Transeo Jobs

Transeo is a suite of cloud-based educational solutions that helps students and staff connect to each other in a more effective way. We make community service tracking and internship reporting easy. We help schools and districts move away from paper-based processes so counselors, advisors, and administrators can invest more quality time with the people who matter the most: students.

 

Transeo Jobs helps students focus on becoming career ready by putting opportunities, classes, and experiences in one dashboard. We help schools keep track of complex information and complicated interactions in our user-friendly platform that manages key contacts and service providers. Check out the resources below to learn more about scaling a Work-Based Learning Program.

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As educators we know its becoming increasingly critical to get work-based learning right because students need and deserve the opportunities that work-based learning provides for:

  • Economic mobility and agility
  • Increased school engagement and school attendance
  • That clear sense of purpose and passion for their career
  • The ability to realize their full potential
  • The network into the professional community that is so critical in our world today

The reality is that if our students can’t see it, they can’t dream it, and if they can’t dream it, they can’t be it. As part of AASA’s Redefining Ready! movement, it has been crystal clear that work-based learning experiences are critical to drive the economic engine for our youth, especially for those students who are at-risk. We must provide opportunities for our students while they’re with us in the K-12 setting to experience the workforce to determine what they do want to do with the rest of their lives, and more importantly, what they don’t want to do.

Creating a successful work-based learning program is not easy. It’s incredibly complex, but it’s essential that we embrace that responsibility and opportunity. From a student perspective, we need them to take ownership of their progress and to be able to communicate with employers and with their school advisors. Business partners need to create attractive opportunities for students and make it easy for students to participate. Counselors — or other individuals who are connecting students with employers — need to be able to manage those experiences. And program administrators and superintendents need high-level reporting and great stories that can be shared with our communities about the value and importance of partnership between communities and schools.

How to scale work-based learning – Here are four tips for educators who are just starting or struggling trying to scale a work-based learning program.

How to Scale Work-Based Learning

 

Manage Your Business Partnerships for the Short-term and Long-term

You have to be ready to manage your business partnerships and their relationships at scale. Each  partnership needs to be treated individually. You need to be able to prepare to develop partners individually and to track your communications with those individuals. In some cases they may not be ready to create an internship immediately. If that is the case, you need to make it easy for them to participate in some other career development activity so they can keep working with you and your students until they are ready for the next step.

 

Students and Counselors Need to Easily Access Information and Opportunities

Your program needs to make it easy for students to:

  • Indicate interest
  • Explore opportunities
  • Sign up

Then you need to provide the administrators with a way to view where students are on their career exploration journey so they can provide the individual support required. In some cases this may be identifying the right business partners required across your student population so you can match student interests to business partner gaps. 

 

Software is Needed To Manage This At Scale

In order to manage this at scale, you have to have some kind of a software solution that facilitates the relationships you have with existing business partners and students. But that software also needs to provide you the data from students so that you and your team know where you need to emphasize your efforts in recruitment for additional business partners.

 

 

How to Scale Work-Based Learning – Crucial Features Required in a Work-Based Learning Software

 

In this Video Webcast – Award-winning workplace learning expert Dr. Lazaro Lopez details the best practices he leveraged for scaling a workplace learning program with over 3000 apprenticeships annually. And Transeo co-founder and CEO, Don Fraynd, outlines the critical features of Transeo Jobs that made this possible.

 

 

Be Ready to Address State and Federal Reporting

With ESSA having recently passed with the help of AASA and Redefining Ready! school districts, many states plan to require districts to track and manage nonacademic indicators and many of them are focusing on college and career readiness indicators, which include work-based learning experiences. In addition, the recently-authorized Perkins Act requires districts to provide and report on work-ready experiences down to the microlevel of each student.

For superintendents and school administrators, collecting data in a system, as opposed to paper and spreadsheets, provides an opportunity to empower your team with total visibility. It allows you to monitor district progress, dive into those individual school reports, and create good news reports to share with your community and the school board while at the same time ensuring compliance with state and Perkins requirements.

 

 

Why Software is Critical to Reporting

Award-winning superintendent and one of the leaders of Redefining Ready!, Dr. Dave Schuler, discusses upcoming state and federal reporting requirements.

 

About Transeo and Transeo Jobs

Transeo Jobs Explainer Video

Quick Overview of our Work-based Learning Software – Transeo Jobs

 

Transeo is a suite of cloud-based educational solutions that helps students and staff connect to each other in a more effective way. We make community service tracking and internship reporting easy. We help schools and districts move away from paper-based processes so counselors, advisors, and administrators can invest more quality time with the people who matter the most: students.

 

Transeo Jobs helps students focus on becoming career ready by putting opportunities, classes, and experiences in one dashboard. We help schools keep track of complex information and complicated interactions in our user-friendly platform that manages key contacts and service providers. For more help scaling Work-Based Learning visit some of the additional educational links below.

 

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As educators, we know there are multiple reasons why it’s important to get your work-based learning program right because these experiences provide for:

  • Economic mobility and agility
  • Increased school engagement and school attendance
  • That clear sense of purpose and passion for their career
  • The ability to realize their full potential
  • The network into the professional community that is so critical in our world today

As part of AASA’s Redefining Ready! movement, it has been crystal clear that work-based learning experiences are critical to drive the economic engine for our youth, especially at-risk students. We must provide opportunities for our students in the K-12 setting to experience the workforce to determine what they do want to do with the rest of their lives, and more importantly, what they don’t want to do.

But first and foremost (especially for at-risk students), it is really about economic mobility. A systemic work-based learning program can guarantee that every individual student has the opportunity to understand their true potential for their future and to understand how to harness their natural skill sets. 

One of the reasons we started Transeo was because of our frustration around the amount of time spent on paper and pencil tracking in today’s high school settings. And when we surveyed students, we found that 93% of these learning experiences were being tracked using paper or via some sort of spreadsheet online. 

Work-based learning cannot scale on paper and spreadsheets because of these items:

  • Makes it incredibly challenging and difficult to manage students
  • Makes it even more challenging to manage business partners
  • Takes so much more time and energy to manage
  • Are prone to mistakes and errors

And all this takes you away from the value-add of the experience for the students. Software has advantages for all your stakeholders. The rest of this short article will focus on the benefits for students specifically.

 

 

Why We Developed Transeo Jobs (40 sec video)

Founder, Dave Schuler, summarizes why he founded Transeo to help educators and students

 

 

 

Seven Ways Work-Based Learning Software Increases Student Engagement

 

 

 

 

Gives Your Students Control of Their Journey

A software places your students in the driver’s seat of their career journey. It starts by allowing them to identify their career area of interest and see how that is connected to the actual coursework they’re taking in class. They’re also able to assess the career development activities that they’re engaged with and quickly match and access their classwork and interests to all the outside opportunities that are available to them.  

Makes it Easy for Counselors and Adults to Support Their Individual Students

Counselors, student coaches, and mentors have controlled visibility into a student’s career development activities. This makes it easier to enhance opportunities and to recommend new opportunities to help them continue on their journey. Mentoring on a one-to-one basis is also easier.

Connects the Student to Their Community

A software encourages and allows a student to network into the local professional community. Students are able to learn the soft skills required to network with future employers and are able to practice these skills in a professional environment where the stakes are not as high because employers understand that growing these skills is part of the experience.

 

Faster Background Checks

Transeo Jobs automatically conducts and tracks background checks. This keeps students safe and makes onboarding partners faster.

 

Streamlined Management with Dashboards

All communications between the business partner and the student are tracked within the system with an easy way to verify the hours a student has worked. This eliminates the need for paper forms. Students will have clear, real-time visibility of where they are and what they need to do to complete both individual tasks and their program.

 

Automated Reporting

At the end of that experience, they’re also able to produce a transcript that records the work hours they have completed and all of the experiences that have led them up to graduation.

 

360-Degree View Empowers Students

When a student has engaged in their career journey, they’re graduating into a future and a career of choice, and not just a job. 

Over the course of their workplace learning program students have actively made choices in both coursework and activities, which allows them to understand the journey that they are on and view their progress. The entire experience will help put them on a career path that they’re interested in.

This experience and 360-degree view creates some momentum and perspective of what they can become professionally – whether they start their careers they day after they graduate high school or go to college to continue to develop their skills. 

 

 

 

 

 

How Work Based Learning Software Impacts All Stakeholders to Make Student Success Easier (Webcast)

In this educational webcast, Transeo Co-Founder and Award-Winning Superintendent, Dr. Dave Schuler, discusses best practices to scale a work-based learning program and how software makes it easier for all your stakeholders to scale a program. He also discusses how a Work-Based Learning Software Increases Student Engagement

 

About Transeo

Transeo is a suite of cloud-based educational solutions that helps students and staff connect to each other in a more effective way. We make community service tracking and internship reporting easy. We help schools and districts move away from paper-based processes so counselors, advisors, and administrators can invest more quality time with the people who matter the most: students.

Transeo Jobs helps students focus on becoming career ready by putting opportunities, classes, and experiences in one dashboard. We help schools keep track of complex information and complicated interactions in our user-friendly platform that manages key contacts and service providers.

To learn more about  how Work-Based Learning Software Increases Student Engagement and helps you to scale your program visit the educational links below

 

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As part of AASA’s Redefining Ready! movement, it has become crystal clear that work-based learning experiences are critical to drive the economic engine for our youth, especially at-risk students. Data shows that when we provide work-based learning opportunities for our students while they’re with us in the K-12 setting, they are much better equipped to determine what they do want to do with the rest of their lives, and more importantly, what they don’t want to do.

And here’s our reality: If our students can’t see it, they can’t dream it. And if they can’t dream it, they can’t be it. But when students can dream it, they start to understand their passion and purpose. The benefits are clear:

  • Work-based learning provides better employment outcomes that will result in higher lifetime wages for those students that participate in apprenticeships
  • There is critical research that identifies that students who participate in workplace learning experiences have higher postsecondary GPAs
  • Finally, work-based learning also provides a personalized, professional evolution with the real-world application of skills learned in the classroom that students can apply in their work experiences. Work-based learning connects the classroom to the world

Creating a successful work-based learning program is not easy. It’s incredibly complex with a great deal of moving parts.

  • From a student perspective, we need them to take ownership of their progress and to be able to communicate with employers and with their school advisors
  • Business partners need to create attractive opportunities for students
  • Administrators need to make it easy for students and business partners to participate
  • The student needs it to be valuable to their goals, and at the same time sponsors need the student to provide a value-add for them and their company as well
  • At scale, intermediaries need to be able to manage those experiences across the district
  • Program administrators and superintendents need high-level reporting and great stories that can be shared

Scaling a work-based learning program doesn’t happen overnight. Success takes time, effort and intentionality to manage multiple stakeholders and multiple processes.  For many schools and districts it can seem overwhelming. And when we did research, we learned that 93 percent of workplace learning experiences and community service programs were being tracked using paper or through some sort of spreadsheet online.  Scaling a jobs program is hard and is not practical using paper.

We started Transeo because we were frustrated about the amount of time spent on paper and pencil in today’s high school settings. 

 

Why We Founded Transeo

Co-Founder and superintendent, Dr. Dave Schuler, discusses why we founded Transeo

Automating Your Process and Removing the Barriers of Paper 

In order to scale a work-based learning program you need software to help you do things more effectively, including:

  • Collect data more accurately and efficiently
  • Track progress accurately and in real time
  • Gain access to real time reporting

And most importantly you can do this at every stage of your jobs program.

 

Why Software is Better Than Paper At Every Stage of Your Work-Based Learning Program

 

9 Ways Software Helps Scale Work Based Learning

  • Students can find opportunities that match their interests easily on their mobile device or on the web. And then they can register for these opportunities.
  • Students can manage their own logging and verification online. This reporting and verification process is super intuitive and easy for students and counselors. No more lost papers, friction between students and administrators or frustrating phone calls from students or their parents and guardians.
  • All business partner recruiting and recruiting communication is tracked online.
  • Background checks are part of Transeo Jobs’ system, helping to ensure the safety of your student.
  • Software allows the counselor and student to set specific goals. Software then provides dashboards and creates customized reports to provide counselors and students clear visibility on how a student is performing against their goals.
  • With the help of the software, school administrators and students can produce customized reports. This will help the counselor (help the student) in finding post-secondary educational options and opportunities and/or help the student start their career when they are ready.
  • All of these dashboards and reports create transparency so everyone can see where you are and what you need to do to achieve those goals. This will help the school district make better and more strategic decisions on how to support programs in real-time and inform strategic decisions on how to improve different programs in the future. It also allows business partners and counselors to guide and mentor students more impactfully.
  • Transeo also helps with compliance issues and automates the compliance process with seamless SIS (student information system) integration. This makes customized state and federal reporting easy
  • All stakeholders are held mutually accountable with the ability to access real-time data. This makes it easier to get in front of issues and challenges in real time before they turn into larger issues.

Summary

A work-based learning software allows students to connect their education in the classroom to the possibilities for their future. It reduces the time spent onboarding students and business partners. A software makes it easier for your business providers to become partners and to provide opportunities as well as make it easier for you students to find the right opportunities. At the same time, it also dramatically decreases the time spent calculating data to produce customized reports for all your stakeholders including state compliance. And most importantly, it allows your staff, business partners, and administration to focus on delivering quality experiences for students.

 

About Transeo and Transeo Jobs

 

 

 

 

Transeo Jobs Explainer Video

 Quick Overview of our Workplace Learning Software – Transeo Jobs

 

Transeo is a suite of cloud-based educational solutions that helps students and staff connect to each other in a more effective way. We make community service tracking and internship reporting easy. We help schools and districts move away from paper-based processes so counselors, advisors, and administrators can invest more quality time with the people who matter the most: students.

 

Transeo Jobs helps students focus on becoming career ready by putting opportunities, classes, and experiences in one dashboard. We help schools keep track of complex information and complicated interactions in our user-friendly platform that manages key contacts and service providers.

To learn more about How Software Helps Scale Work-Based Learning please check out the additional educational resources below.

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As educators, we know there are multiple reasons why it’s important to get your work-based learning  program right. But first and foremost (especially for at risk students), it is really about economic mobility. A systemic work-based learning program can guarantee that every individual student has the opportunity  to understand their true potential for their future and to understand how to harness their natural skill sets. A well-executed workplace learning program allows students to tie those skills to their career interests so that they have a purpose and a drive for their future. A work-based learning program creates a momentum.

That momentum is critical to helping students become self-motivated to access opportunities post-high school, so that they can engage with their learning and see not just a job but a career in their future. Once this occurs, it also increases their engagement with their own education and the school itself on a day-to-day basis.

If a student actually sees the connection and reason why they wake up every day, they will realize their full potential. We know that if students can’t see it, they can’t dream it, and if they can’t dream it, they can’t be it. This is why it’s so important to get this work-based learning right.

 

Why Work-Based Learning Programs are Critical for Students

Award winning Associate Superintendent Dr. Lazaro Lopez manages over 3,000 student internships annually. In this interview he discusses why work-based learning is critical and how it benefits students.

The Benefits of Work-Based Learning

 

  • By embedding career development experiences and jobs in your schools, you’re able to jumpstart students’ ability to network and create a cadre of adults in your surrounding communities that are going to support that student.
  • Research shows that many students actually remain in the communities in which they grew up. For us, it’s as high as 80% of the students that grew up in our communities. It is in everyone’s interest to invest in these students because we know those are going to be our neighbors and our talent pipeline for our businesses. We want to make sure that students build relationships early that are going to help them reach that level of success and be a contributing member and then mentor the next generation of students.
  • Many students that live in our communities don’t know what’s beyond their neighborhood. As public educators, we have to open the doors to ensure that they realize what’s possible for them to even have a shot at reaching their potential. Unless students know what the opportunities are, they can’t dream. They can’t imagine themselves in those roles. That’s why it’s essential to have a fully-realized jobs program and career development experiences in K12 education.
  • Students find their passion faster. You want school to be a place of exploration so students can figure out as much as they can what they do and don’t want as what they do want. It helps the students navigate and go through the discovery process of what is their real passion and interests. The reality is that we want every student to realize their full potential. The only way they can do that is by having an understanding of their options.
  • Work-based learning increases school attendance. Once students can contextualize the classroom work to those skills that you are delivering, they will tie them directly to their future. They will wake up every day wanting to go to school because they know it’s about their own future and they know that they’re going to be driven to realize their own full potential. They see hope and they see what’s possible.
  • For students that go straight from high school into a career, work-based learning means better employment outcomes and higher lifetime wages (especially for students that have engaged in apprenticeships prior to graduation).
  • For students that go to college, work-based learning results in a higher post-secondary GPA. They see their path more clearly and this in turn increases their focus.

What Motivates Transeo to Empower Educators

 

Award-winning superintendent and co-founder of Transeo, Dr. Dave Schuler, explains the drive and passion behind our cloud-based software.

 

About Transeo and Transeo Jobs

 

Transeo Jobs Explainer Video

Quick Overview of our Workplace Learning Software – Transeo Jobs

 

Transeo is a suite of cloud-based educational solutions that helps students and staff connect to each other in a more effective way. We make community service tracking and internship reporting easy. We help schools and districts move away from paper-based processes so counselors, advisors, and administrators can invest more quality time with the people who matter the most: students.

Transeo Jobs helps students focus on becoming career ready by putting opportunities, classes, and experiences in one dashboard. We help schools keep track of complex information and complicated interactions in our user-friendly platform that manages key contacts and service providers. Check out some more educational content below to learn more about how to get Work-Based Learning right.

 

 

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Background – Why Work Based Learning Programs are Critical

Research shows that work based learning programs are critical and this article will discuss how visibility improves work based learning. When students go off to college, they are 80% more likely to graduate if they know why they are there.   This is the reason why ESSA, state requirements, and Perkins grants are all incorporating these program outcomes.  Work based learning can help students improve academically by drawing a concrete connection between how the things they learn in the classroom are connected to the real world.  It’s also a great way to explore career options.  Students benefit from work based learning through:

  • Application of classroom learning (both academic and technical) in a real-world setting
  • Establishment of a clear connection between school and work
  • Assessment of their interests, aptitudes, and abilities while learning about the career possibilities available to them
  • A network of professional relationships / connections
  • Dramatic improvement of their immediate post graduation employment opportunities
  • An increased motivation / appreciation for staying in school
  • Awareness of postsecondary education opportunities

But it is really so much more than that — especially for at-risk student populations.  At Transeo, we believe that work based learning is an economic and equity engine that leads students to:

  • Long term economic mobility and agility
  • Increased engagement and attendance while in school
  • A sense of purpose and passion for their career
  • Realization of their full potential

Because if students can’t see it, they can’t dream it and if they can’t dream it,  they can’t be it!

 

Scaling Work Based Learning

As economic gaps widen and technology rapidly reshapes our workforce, it is more important than ever for students to gain practical experience as part of a work based learning program.   According to a recent survey by Adecco, 92% of executives don’t think American workers are as skilled as they need to be.  “This skills gap limits economic growth and is also a missed opportunity for low-skilled, low-wage workers who could fill these better-paying positions with the right training.” 

Despite the realization that we need to expand workplace learning programs to all students, they are difficult to scale because providing high quality, rigorous, and work based learning experiences requires managing complex logistics across multiple stakeholders including:

  • Students
  • Business partners
  • Intermediaries
  • Program administrators
  • Superintendents and administrators
  • State and federal agencies

 

Robust work based learning programs require employers, school districts, support organizations, schools, and students to interact in complicated and layered ways.   As students move across the continuum of work based learning, employer / student engagement increases, making interactions and tracking even more complex. 

Unfortunately, 93% of these vital programs are still managed on paper, providing no visibility and little scale. 

 

The Advantages of Visibility in a Work Based Learning Software (2 min video)

CEO,  Dr. Don Fraynd – PhD, discusses how a software increases the impact of your program for every stakeholder

 

The primary function of a work based learning software is to take a very complicated process and make it simpler for students and business partners to connect.  When a program manager creates business partnerships at scale, they need to curate:

  • Internships
  • Career ready activities
  • Sets of tasks for students to complete
  • Work based experiences
  • Shadow days

And, at scale, they need to manage 100s if not 1000s of students across hundreds of sites.  As a result of this complexity, program managers, schools, and districts often get crushed by the sheer paperwork and either don’t or can’t take advantage of all the rich resources available for students in the community.  Many business partners cannot offer their opportunities because there is no effective or organized way for them to interface with the school and students.

A software immediately eliminates this issue with a simple interface.

Companies can create an account (or the district admin can on their behalf) and a company profile that allows them to:

  • Identify what they would like students to do
  • Provide background on their people and their organization
  • Manage the day to day interactions with the district and students

Students can:

  • Identify their passions
  • Track their career ready journey
  • Match interest to opportunities

Students can access the marketplace of available opportunities from a mobile device, identify their interests, look for interesting experiences, apply for those experiences, and then securely communicate with mentors and school personnel.

Simultaneously, partners and work based learning program managers can communicate back with students, creating a totally closed loop for onboarding, business partner background checks, program management, and badging / credentialing.

At the end of the day, district leaders have the ability to produce rich ad-hoc reports and analyses on the impact of all those experiences. They will have immediate access to:

  • Where their students are at a given time across the community
  • How many hours have they logged
  • What types of activities students are engaged in
  • Progress of students in completing required activities and tasks
  • What types of experiences students are engaged in
  • Next steps in students’ career journeys
  • What certifications and badges they have completed

By replacing paper, the complicated world of postsecondary readiness is immediately transformed, making administration simple so schools and educators can focus on finding the best opportunities for kids and setting them up for success in the future.

 

 

How Are Your Stakeholders Impacted? (40 sec video)

Dr. Lazaro Lopez, Current Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning and a Senior Advisor at Transeo explains how a software provides scale for award winning work based learning programs.

 

About Transeo

Transeo was founded by educators and for educators because we believe community service and work based learning programs not only increase future chances of success, but foster active citizenship to  build resilient communities.

Why We Developed Transeo Jobs (40 sec video)

 

Dr. David Schuler, Transeo Co-Founder, explains the passion and drivers of our software 

 

Our entire team believes in a future where students are defined by determination, resilience, and hard work.  We also believe that the future starts with giving students tools like Transeo Jobs and Transeo Serve to unlock their potential, help others, and transform their community.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more.

Together, we can empower students to work to full potential through rich work based learning and community service programs.

 

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Work based learning software is critical for multiple reasons. In this brief article and short video with national Redefining Ready leader David Schuler, Phd and work based learning expert Lazaro Lopez, PhD we will discuss:

  • Why work based learning is critical
  • Our responsibility as leaders to scale work based learning
  • The advantages of using software rather than paper to manage postsecondary readiness programs, especially with new state and federal requirements

Importance of Work Based Learning

 

How Do We Shift Culture with Work Based Learning (90 second video)

 

2018 AASA National Superintendent of the Year discusses the growing importance of work based learning.

At Transeo, we believe that high quality postsecondary workforce readiness programs are an economic engine that helps students develop:

  • Long term economic mobility and agility
  • Increased engagement and attendance while in school
  • A sense of purpose and passion for their career
  • The ability to realize their full potential

Because if students can’t see it, they can’t dream it and if they can’t dream it, they can’t be it.

For way too long, in K12 education, we’ve been focused on preparing kids for tests, but what we are really charged with is a focus on developing the whole child  and preparing them to be good community citizens that are career and life ready.  As leaders, we need to:

  • Help students dream beyond their current realities
  • Create programs explicitly designed to help students think about what postsecondary life is like
  • Help them decide if they’re going to enter the workforce right away
  • Ensure students going to college have a career choice that is super interesting to them
  • Help students decide if they’re going to go straight to work, technical school, or college

Our job as educators is to provide engaging and relevant experiences for our kids while they’re in high school.  We need to make sure our students have opportunities to experience the workforce and to experience the work world while they’re in high school.

 

Background on the Challenges of Scaling Work Based Learning without Software

 Work based learning programs are difficult to scale because providing high quality, rigorous, and work based learning experiences requires managing complex logistics across multiple stakeholders including:

  • Students
  • Business partners
  • Intermediaries / support organizations
  • Program administrators
  • Superintendents and administrators
  • State and federal compliance organizations
Work Based Learning Software Workflow

Robust work based learning programs require employers, school districts, support organizations, schools, and students to interact in complicated and layered ways.   And, as students move across the continuum of work based learning, employer / student engagement increases, making interactions and tracking even more complex. 

Unfortunately, 93% of these vital programs are still managed on paper.  Paper does not allow for easy tracking, managing, aggregating, and reporting to state agencies.  Many districts are currently using spreadsheets and paper, and then taking that information, putting it into another system or continuing to manage on paper.  This wastes the time of personnel that could better be used on finding more high quality business partners and helping students reflect on the skills they are developing. 

 

How a Work Based Learning Software Immediately Helps Students and Program Managers

Technology allows us to scale work based learning like never before.  We can now provide students the tools they need to track and monitor external workplace experiences, internships, career ready activities, micro experiences, and pre-apprenticeship programs.  Software creates an incredible launching pad for students.

It’s even more important for underserved students who may not have an existing network of supporters who have navigated today’s complicated postsecondary world.  As schools and districts, we can plant new dreams in the minds of our students to break the generational cycle of poverty that exists in so many places because students can now:

  • Understand their interests and future needs
  • See available opportunities in their community
  • Make the professional connections they need
  • Develop the hard and soft skills they need for long and short term success

With a software program, managers automate work based learning programs for scale to recruit business partners faster.  Business partners can connect with the right students for mutual wins.  And students can safely and securely access the marketplace of available opportunities from a mobile device, identify in their own interests, look for experiences of interest, and apply for those experiences.  With the help of software, students can then communicate with partners and their program managers while practicing career ready skills.   

How Does Software Impact Scale (35 second video)

Dr. Lazaro Lopez,  current Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning and a Senior Advisor at Transeo, explains how a software provides scale for award winning Work Based Learning Programs

 

How a Work Based Learning Software Helps with Compliance

 

Changing Perkins Requirements and Software Recap (50 second video)

Transeo Co-Founder Dr. David Schuler explains the larger role of software in Perkins and state compliance.

 

Work Based Learning software is critical right now for both state and federal compliance because the reauthorization of the Carl Perkins grant requires every district in the country to start reporting on the number of external workplace learning experiences that their students are experiencing.  These data typically include career readiness indicators.  The exact data will vary depending on your state but will include the following types of data that are all  just one click away in a workplace or service software:

Examples of College & Career Ready Indicators

  • Career Development Experience / Internship
  • Industry Credential / Endorsement / Seal / Badge
  • Military Service
  • Dual Credit Career Pathway Course
  • Completion of a Program of Study
  • Attaining and Maintaining Consistent Employment for a Minimum of 12 Months
  • Consecutive Summer employment
  • Community Service Hours
  • Two or More Organized Co-curricular Activities

Using a spreadsheet or paper and pencil, and then taking that information, putting it into another system, and then uploading that to a state document is an enormous drain of personnel time and human capital.  In contrast, software allows for real time data tracking and aggregating in an easy “one click” way to upload that information to a state or federal agency.

Summary

The result is clear: schools can serve as economic engines when directly engaged in developing the talent pipeline essential to local employers.  However, it is challenging to coordinate the resources of the community with students and schools.  Our collective efforts can and should support students’ creation, awareness, and actualization of their dreams by providing career guidance and hands-on experience, while at the same time providing local business with the talent pool essential to remain competitive.  Superintendents and program managers can now spend more time creating and scaling more powerful programs and stop wasting resources on management, data collection, and reporting.

Transeo was founded by educators and for educators because we believe community service and work based learning programs not only increase future chances of success, but foster active citizenship to  build resilient communities.

Our entire team believes in a future where students are defined by determination, resilience, and hard work.  We also believe that the future starts with giving students tools like Transeo Jobs and Transeo Serve to unlock their potential, help others, and transform their community.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more.

Together, we can empower students to work to full potential through rich work based learning and community service programs.

 

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A high school graduate named Jimmy shared with me all the barriers he encountered while participating in community service.

He relied on pen and paper to track his service hours. His school often played phone tag with the service agency to verify he had volunteered. And when he applied to colleges and for scholarships, there was no easy way to gather data that showed the time he spent in his community.

You and I know students are more than just a number or a score they earn on a standardized test. They build career and college ready skills from all kinds of experiences.

Our nation’s public schools strive to provide students with rigorous academic programs, personalized and career-specific learning experiences, along with social and emotional skills that prepare our young people to be global citizens in an ever-changing world.

Community service is one example of the experiences our schools provide. Volunteering is powerful. Not only do students develop empathy, self-confidence and a sense of purpose when they participate in service, research shows that students who participate in community service programs are 22% more likely to graduate college and 25% of students return to their communities after having engaged in service.

And workplace learning experiences — from internships to apprenticeships to micro-internships — are incredibly beneficial for our students. These experiences provide employers with a pipeline of talent and potential employees while giving our students soft skills — from teamwork to critical thinking and communication — needed to thrive in the workplace and the chance to discover if they truly have a passion for the career.

For all of these reasons, I am passionate about incorporating both community service and workplace learning into college and career readiness criteria. Simply put, these experiences can yield powerful results for our students.

But how can schools benefit from adding these experiences into the school day?

Here are three things for school leaders to think about when deciding if they should add workplace learning or service opportunities into their school district’s curriculum or programming.

1. Students can explore careers and discover their passions

When you embed workplace learning and community service into the K12 educational setting, you see students explore different career paths, develop meaningful connections and unlock their potential. Exploring their opportunities and discovering their passions before they graduate high school are incredibly important. This will help students leave our schoolhouse doors with purpose and momentum – and potentially save them and their families time and money.

2. It’s great for building partnerships

Building these opportunities for students helps to show our value to local businesses, area nonprofits and other industry partners. When we provide experiences for our students to give back or help build a pipeline of talent for industries that are in our backyard, we are establishing a two-way relationship with those in our communities. Internships and apprenticeships can lead to businesses helping to develop the next generation of workers and closing skills gaps in various industries. Volunteering is another way our students can connect with their communities and helps them become good community citizens.

3. Having data helps you gather insights

What key insights do you currently have about the kinds of community service or workplace learning opportunities that your students value? When you build an effective program that captures both these experiences, you will have hard data that show what matters to your students and staff. This will allow you to capture the value of these experiences, maximize these meaningful opportunities going forward and celebrate your school’s collective impact.

We are educating a generation of innovators – students who are driven by ideas and inspired by innovations. Students leave our schoolhouse doors with the academic skills that make them college and career ready, but also with grit, perseverance and resiliency to tackle and achieve their goals. They have the growth mindset that empowers them to approach their future with confidence, to dream big and make those dreams a reality.

Our students learn in a variety of ways. They should be able to demonstrate readiness in a variety of ways.

We must look beyond a standardized test score and use multiple measures — including community service and workplace learning — to assess and demonstrate that students are ready for life beyond high school.

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The McKinsey Global Institute has highlighted the traits of higher cognitive (critical thinking and complex information processing), social emotional (advanced communication and negotiation), and technological (data analysis and research) as the three key skill sets in demand from the workforce for 2030. Continually we state that we want students to have “21st century” skill sets, but what are those skills sets? As educators, we can learn best by asking the source. All of us have local community partners and businesses that are the economic engine for the communities in which we live.  

Community and industry partners may not think of their local high schools as needing assistance and help, but we do. Their assistance in helping us define, articulate and teach the skills our students of today will need for tomorrow’s world of work is essential. Organizations throughout our communities need a qualified and competent workforce with individuals that are invested in developing and contributing to their industry. Here lies the perfect environment for a strategic relationship in which both objectives can be accomplished.

Recent research suggests that a comprehensive work-based learning experience includes three key components: 

  • Alignment of classroom and workplace learning 
  • Application of academic, technical, and employability skills in a work setting
  • Support from classroom or workplace mentors.

With the emergence of career pathways, many schools are restructuring their curriculum offerings and handbooks to align and offer courses in a meaningful sequence within these pathways. The next step is to embed workplace learning and or internships. Students learn by doing. By intentionally exposing students to meaningful and related work experience before they enter postsecondary education, they will be in a strong position to explore options that will be a good match for their interests. 

It is just as important to have a student participate in an internship or work experience to find out that they do not want to pursue a particular field as it is important for them to find an experience they identify and enjoy. The key is to offer a plethora of meaningful experiences that align and engage students within the career cluster or pathway of their choice. Gone are the days of having 25 stock internship experiences that have no meaningful self-discovery. It is not enough that we offer a potpourri of scattered experiences if they do not lead to a succinct sequence of events including components such as job placement, youth apprenticeship, workplace learning, or early college credit.

An example of a complementary relationship in my district benefiting students and the broader community is our effort to address the national teacher shortage crisis and, specifically, the lack of underrepresented ethnicities within the teaching profession. We have worked to establish a “grow your own teacher” model that engages the whole community.  Students identified in the education pathway and committed to the Educator Prep program begin their journey with an all-district student signing. This is much like the process of student athletes committing to a specific college or university. When these students enter the program, the benefits include the following: 

High School

  • Workplace learning experience supporting the local school-based preschool
  • Workplace learning experience in the elementary or middle school
    • Students teach a full lesson with an elementary or middle school teacher
  • They earn 2 to 3 early college education classes while in high school (allowing them to transfer-in and receive credit towards their degree) and gain  full exposure to college education academia

 

College

  • Once in college, receive targeted identified professional development opportunities within elementary, middle, or high school setting of their choice
  • If attending the partner postsecondary, receive a guaranteed student teaching placement back in our community

 

Career

  • Guaranteed an interview if there is a curricular opening upon completion of student teaching or internship

 

With this program, we have elementary and middle schools committed to offering workplace learning experience while the student is in high school, a postsecondary partner engaged in the learning through the early college credit coursework, and all partners working together to align professional development opportunities that align with student learning from high school through postsecondary. This is a proactive and holistic approach to the growing teacher shortage and illustrates our community coming together to answer a real world challenge.  

 

What is working in your community to support students in their readiness for life beyond high school? 

We thank our friends at Intellispark for permission to repost this blog written by their senior advisor, Dr. Matt Liberatore for their Our Thoughts Blog.

Dr. Matt Liberatore, LCPC is the director of professional learning and student services for Township High School District 214, president of the Illinois School Counselor Association, and senior advisor to Intellispark.

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