Laura Williams, 21C Consultant, & Amanda Brink, Instructional Technology & Future Ready Consultant
This month’s Future Ready Spotlight, lands on the Iowa Intermediary Network! In the GPAEA region, we are fortunate to have two community college intermediaries to support our schools in Work-based Learning. Indian Hills Community College’s intermediary connection is Nathan Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Southeastern Community College is Leanne Krogmeier (email@example.com). Their goal is to support students in accessing opportunities in line with the Work-based Learning Continuum.
Work-based learning experiences help students make connections to careers and career pathways. It’s also a great way to make learning relevant. What kinds of job opportunities could you have if you are interested in different coursework in school? Connecting with an intermediary to help you find the right experience for your classroom is a great place to start incorporating work-based learning in your classroom. Also, feel free to explore work-based learning resources for K-12 here.
“As a former work-based learning coordinator, I can attest to the benefits of utilizing your local intermediary to enhance student learning and bring opportunities to the classroom which were otherwise not readily available. Nathan Miller was instrumental in making connections to bring industry speakers into the classroom in person and virtually as well as providing skills training with resume assistance and college and career planning. Students were appreciative of having the opportunity to participate in these activities and making connections with industry partners.”Amanda Brink GPAEA Instructional Technology & Future Ready Consultant
To learn more about services and support through Indian Hills Community College Intermediary, check out the Get connected services page. To learn more about Southeastern Community College Intermediary check out The Link. Bonus – connect with Leanne at firstname.lastname@example.org to join her monthly newsletter with recent happenings and opportunities for students in southeast Iowa!
Check out Iowa’s Work-Based Learning Experience Continuum below and explore Iowa’s Work-based Learning Guide.