media lab

  • The high school donates a space and assigns an educator to run the Media Lab Program.

  • The school may assign their teacher(s) to the Media lab or may have the support of professional volunteers.

  • Interns management.

School benefits:

  • Increase attractability leading to the increase of student enrollment.

  • Utilizes tech companies' state-of-the-art donated equipment and tools.

  • Strengthens relationship with the local tech industry.

  • Creates strategic partnerships with local industry. 

  • Connects extended learning opportunities to student's career cluster of choice. 

  • Keeps education current by addressing employer needs. 

  • Provides STEM learning opportunities for teachers

  • Complements and reinforces values, culture and the learning opportunities that schools can provide for their students

  • Partnerships can serve to strengthen, support, and even transform individual partners, resulting in improved program quality, more efficient use of resources, and better alignment of goals and curricula

Student benefits:

  • Fosters an understanding about in-demand careers in which students might be passionate about.

  • Provides real-world knowledge and experience of the expectations and workplace demands that employers have.

  • Develops technical job skills as well as soft skills (i.e., collaboration, creativity/innovation, communication, critical thinking and problem solving). 

  • Demonstrates relevance between academic courses and workplace requirements.

  • Provides professional references for future college and/or job applications. 

  • Provides a platform for relationships, advice, direction and guidance from experienced professionals, and role models that many would not have otherwise had.

  • Builds leadership skills, a positive self-image and self-confidence.

  • May provide elective credits.

  • Enhances career portfolio and highlights for resumes. This will strengthen their ability to obtain future jobs, obtain future scholarships, and help with acceptance into college.

  • Develop a strong sense of self-efficacy and are better prepared for a wide variety of workplaces.

  • Students will also learn valuable life skills including:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Project Planning.

  • Conflict Resolution

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  • Provides in-kind donations (technology equipment), training and installation.

  • Provides externship opportunities.

Corporate benefits:

  • Strengthens partnership with schools and builds a positive community image. 

  • New market opportunities: the students may become regular clients due to the positive brand image association. And friends and family may become new clients through word-of-mouth.

  • Assists young people in finding a career in which she/he might be passionate about. 

  • Assists young people in understanding what employers expect of employees. 

  • Contributes to academic growth of students and prepares a highly skilled future workforce. Roughly 65% of paid internships turn into full-time job offers.

  • Provides an opportunity to share experiences, insights, and knowledge with students and, subsequently, improves supervisory and motivational skills of employees. 

  • Energizes current employees who serve as a mentor. Fresh ideas often spark inspiration and motivation.

  • Facilitates recruitment of qualified employees and/or interns with lower training and recruitment costs and increased employee retention. 

  • Increased company presence is created among students, parents, school staff, and the community. This creates a positive image that increases company profits and competitive advantage

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Academic Partnership

Corporate Partnership