There are more and more viable pathways to a sustainable income – it doesn’t have to be so focused on college.
We must speak the language of educators and of industry to succeed.
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Nate McClennen is joined by GPS Education Partners (GPS Ed) and representatives of DuPage County Schools to discuss school and industry partnerships and work-based learning (WBL). We recently supported GPS Ed in publishing a white paper called Work-Based Learning Ecosystems: Improving OPPORTUNITY for All by Integrating SCHOOL, COMMUNITY and the WORKPLACE.
On this episode, our guests are:
- Dr. Darlene Ruscitti, Superintendent of DuPage County Schools
- Jovan Lazarevic, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction of Lake Park HS
- Jim Campbell, the business partner on this project and VP & General Manager, Fabrication Division of Prince Industries
- Jeff Ziegler, GPSEd’s Partner Development Manager for our Client Solutions Team
WBL learning ecosystems have three elements – community, education and business partners – and then an intermediary to help bring them together. This episode works to highlight that relationship.