Having a desired pathway after graduation is vital in today's world; however, according to a YouthTruth survey, only 45 percent of graduating high school students feel positive about college and career-readiness.
Students often overlook the skilled labor industry as a viable career option. A growing shortage in the skilled labor industry, due to the rapidly retiring generation of experienced employees and industry opportunities, has left many businesses in desperate need of skilled workers.
This is why a solid business/education relationship is crucial. Relevant work-based learning programs link classroom education to the real world. Students follow a curriculum that meets graduation requirements, while also aligning them with industry and job-specific training.
Join our panel of experts as they provide key components and real-life application of starting and growing skilled labor work-based learning programs.
Meet the Panelists
Dr. David Schuler
Dr. David R. Schuler, a national education leader and Superintendent in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL is passionate about the importance of community service, work-based learning, and preparing all students to be college, career and life ready. Dr. Schuler launched Redefining Ready!, a national initiative around post-secondary readiness, during his time as 2015-16 president of AASA, The School Superintendents Association. In 2018, Dr. Schuler was named the Illinois Superintendent of the Year and that same year he was named the AASA National Superintendent of the Year.
Dominique Bates has served as Associate CTE Director of Work-Based Learning and Community Partnerships for Rowan-Salisbury Schools Career and Technical Education for four years. Previous to his CTE leadership role, he taught Middle School Business courses for four years. Dominique holds a Masters of Business Administration.
Dominique believes in providing students exposure to available career options to help inform them of future career decisions. He teaches students cultural awareness and interpersonal skills, and guides them to pursue their passions.
Myra “Frosti”; Adams is a licensed English teacher who received her BA from Linfield University and her M. Ed. from George Fox University. She holds a certificate in College and Career Counseling from San Diego State University and enjoys sharing knowledge of careers that don’t follow the “traditional college” route.
Frosti’s duties at Associated General Contractors (AGC) Oregon - Columbia include connecting the construction industry with local schools, helping veterans connect with employers, and facilitating professional development courses.
Joe works as an Education Consultant for Sector Partnerships, Career Pathways, and Work-Based Learning for the Iowa Department of Education. In this role, he helps to connect, assist, and empower groups of employers in Iowa to address their skilled workforce, economic, and community development issues through collaborative sector partnerships or "sector boards”.
Prior to joining the Department, he worked as a Training Facilitator for Iowa Workforce Development to develop and lead workshops throughout the community on topics such as resumes, interviewing, work ethic, and conflict resolution to a wide range of audiences.
Before diving head first into the public sector, he also worked in HR, account and project management, and marketing in the private sector. He earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing, Spanish, and International Business from Iowa State University and a Master of Science degree in Adult, Continuing, and Occupational Education from Kansas State University. Joe has also recently taken on the lead role for Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs) in Iowa.
Join us for the third webinar in the the Embedding Equity & Access into CTE and WBL series from Transeo and eDynamic Learning.
In this webinar, we'll speak with educators who are building partnerships with business leaders in their community and creating WBL programs that deliver work-based learning opportunities for all.
This is the second of four webinars in the Transeo + eDynamic Learning Series on Embedding Equity & Access into CTE and WBL.
In this webinar, we'll explore how critical it is to make CTE and WBL programs accessible for ALL students. Students such as those on IEP or 504 plans, who are English language learners, or who may have been a part of the juvenile system, all have unique needs. We’ll discuss strategies that educators and business partners are using to help them achieve their post-secondary goals.
This is the first in a new four-part webinar series from Transeo and eDynamic Learning focused on Embedding Equity & Access into CTE & WBL
In this webinar, we'll explore strategies to expand career exploration efforts to ensure more students have more ways to discover the vast spectrum of career opportunities available for them after high school.
From providing equitable career exploration to delivering equitable work-based learning (WBL), as well as making CTE pathways accessible and training staff and teachers to be equitable, you’ll walk away from each of these webinars with actionable insights.
Join us to discuss the mission of going beyond college and career readiness to make sure students are ready no matter what the next steps are. At eDynamic Learning and Transeo, we are on a mission to help support educators and enable students to discover their skills, passion, and purpose. As part of this mission we are working with educators that are thinking beyond college and career readiness and, instead, helping their students consider what their desired career pathway requires. This can help students gain more focus to see a connection between school and a career.
Join us to hear from a panel of passionate educators as we discuss the many ways they are helping students become ready for each student’s unique post-secondary path:
Attend this session and you will walk away with practical insights into how educators are implementing programs and broadening the scope of what post-secondary success looks like for their students.
Does your school or district offer work-based learning (WBL)? Are you looking to increase student participation in your WBL programs? Are you finding it challenging to build, scale and optimize your program?
In this webinar, join expert panelists Kara Pontius (Jobs Implementer at Transeo), Val Garcia (Chicago Public Schools), and Halee Porter (Northside High School in Houston). They will provide examples and inspiration across the WBL continuum, including:
Attend this session to gain a deeper understanding of how educators are innovating to scale and optimize their work-based learning programs.
Two veteran high school counselors share real tools to ensure ALL students create a post-secondary plan. A domain-based counseling team and a data-driven approach allow counselors to know that no student slips through the cracks and 100% of students receive both individual and group support.
Hosted by Ann Herbener, Education Services Manager at Transeo, and Shelli Koester, Post-Secondary Counselor at Papillion La Vista High School