In early 2022, students across North America will select which programs they want to enroll in for the following school year. During these months, NTMA Educational Partner Edge Factor and their partners are equipping educators, industry, and workforce leaders with high impact tools to celebrate technical education programs. Encouraging students, jobseekers, and families to explore hands-on learning programs to gain real skills for the real world.
In tech-ed programs like Apprenticeships, Co-Ops, and Internships, students and jobseekers can work on tangible projects that develop skills like problem-solving, responsibility, communication, and critical thinking. These essential life skills help students and job-seekers gain real skills for the real world. Topics within Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) come alive with hands-on projects while students learn job-specific skills. Students involved in technical education programs have the opportunity to realize their potential and discover what they are (and aren’t!) interested in.
The Future Skills Experience
To celebrate and promote tech-ed programs, Edge Factor presents the FREE Future Skills Toolkit. Schools, companies, workforce leaders, and families can register to access this toolkit and be equipped to host in-person or virtual presentations using high impact media and career exploration tools. This toolkit includes resources that highlight industries, careers, and tech-ed programs related to STEAM, a Keynote presentation, and practical “How To” Guides for organizations to learn how to host an engaging Future Skills presentation and/or a virtual event.
“The goal of the Future Skills Toolkit is to recognize that there are many different pathways to success, and regardless of which pathway a student or job-seeker might choose, hands-on programs equip them with technical and transferable life skills,” said Larissa Hofman, Vice President of Edge Factor.
Technical Education programs can provide students with College Credits, empower them to launch a well-paying career straight out of high school, to attend college, or lead to more in-depth Apprenticeship or Internship programs. Edge Factor and NTMA invite you to celebrate technical education students and programs by sharing the free Future Skills Toolkit!
5 Reasons to Register for the Future Skills Toolkit!
- Recruit new students to enroll in tech-ed programs in high school and/or post-secondary education.
- Inspire students and job-seekers to pursue careers in the skilled trades.
- Reach parents at home to change antiquated perceptions of skilled trades careers and tech-ed.
- Build relationships with companies, schools and the future workforce.
- Help students understand how STEAM comes alive in real-world training programs and careers.
How can you access the FREE Future Skills Toolkit?
To access the free Future Skills Toolkit, all you need to do is register at: https://offers.edgefactor.com/future-skills-experience – as soon as you register, you’ll gain instant access to the tools and resources, and be able to share the links across your network!
The Future Skills Toolkit is available for FREE through February 28, 2022.