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               v. March 19, 2008

      Business Partners with Education
      for Virginia Workplace Readiness
Hampton Roads Business Education Collaborative

  What Educators Already Know         What Employers Already Know

  1. Career and Technical             1. Business strength is based on
     Education is an important area      strength of the workforce
     of focus for our students        2. Workforce strength is
  2. Educational efforts are             inconsistent and businesses
     significant and strong              can leverage developmental
  3. Curriculum varies by district       programs and corporate
     and school                          exposure (early in the student’s
                                         academic career)
  4. Business assistance in Career
     and Tech Education can only      3. Expectations for operational
     help                                efficiency, profits and growth
                                         are perpetual
  5. That business participation is
     inconsistent                     4. Anything that strengthens our
                                         business position, is good for
                                         the economy and good for all

                                                                    Hampton Roads
                                                                   Business Education
                                                                      Collaborative
                                                                     www.hrbec.org
Hampton Roads Business Education Collaborative


    What If….                            Possible Results….

  1. There were a way to help high     1. Higher appreciation of
     school students better               applicable studies
     understand the college or
                                       2. More focused college or career
     career choices ahead of them?
                                          choices
  2. There were a way for students
                                       3. Students more prepared for the
     to “test drive” a career or
                                          workplace
     organization (at an early age)?
                                       4. Students exposed to the career
  3. Some involved organizations in
                                          opportunities in the region
     the area opened their doors to
     students, allowing them to see    5. Stronger regional workforce
     how what they’re learning is
                                       6. Stronger organizations within
     applied in the real world?
                                          region = economic strength


                                                                     Hampton Roads
                                                                    Business Education
                                                                       Collaborative
                                                                      www.hrbec.org
Hampton Roads Business Education Collaborative


                          The Idea
  Create a network of business people who want to get
  involved with existing workplace readiness efforts in VA

                        The Mission
  Apply real world relevance to existing high school workplace
  readiness programs via experiential learning and real world
  demonstration

                         The Goal
  Supplement existing educational efforts in career education
  and workplace readiness skills
                                                              Hampton Roads
                                                             Business Education
                                                                Collaborative
                                                               www.hrbec.org
Hampton Roads Business Education Collaborative


             How HRBEC Could Help

     Create a network of involved organizations

     Partner with the school districts, Opportunity Inc and
     Junior Achievement to leverage existing workplace
     readiness curriculum

     Provide open viewing of their organization, with relevant
     examples of how school studies are applied in real world of
     business

     Participate in developing the future potential of our youth,
     businesses and region

                                                                 Hampton Roads
                                                                Business Education
                                                                   Collaborative
                                                                  www.hrbec.org
Hampton Roads Business Education Collaborative

                               HRBEC Differentiation
Common point for a                                                        Students can learn
                                     HRBEC Organizations
variety of curriculum                                                     “first-hand” about
to be demonstrated           (demonstration & practice platform)          careers, industries
                        Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills in Practice   and companies
All curriculum feeds
technical and career                                                      Students can “test
education readiness                                                       drive” their areas of
                                                                          interest
                                             Junior
HRBEC members           School District                  Opportunity Inc
                                          Achievement
can put classroom        Curriculum                       Curriculum)    Other programs
                                           Curriculum
learning into real                                                        like internship,
business world                                                            mentorship, job
demonstration                                                             shadowing, may all
                                                                          come from HRBEC
All material is               Regional Student Population                 as well
relevant

                                                                               Hampton Roads
                                                                              Business Education
                                                                                 Collaborative
                                                                                www.hrbec.org
Hampton Roads Business Education Collaborative
      Focus on how VA Workplace Readiness Skills are applied
 1. Reading skills
 2. Math skills
 3. Writing skills
 4. Speaking and listening skills
 5. Computer literacy skills
 6. Reasoning, problem-solving, &
    decision-making
 7. Understanding the “Big Picture”
 8. Strong work ethic
 9. A positive attitude
 10. Independence & initiative
 11. Self-presentation skills
 12. Satisfactory attendance
 13. Participating as a team member                       Hampton Roads
                                                         Business Education
                                                            Collaborative
                                                           www.hrbec.org
Hampton Roads Business Education Collaborative

        Meeting Organizations “Virtually” (to start)

                              HRBEC website
                              www.hrbec.org
         Catalog of Involved Organizations Who Offer On-Line:

   Meet the Organization          Virtual Tours                Contact Organizations
                                                                   for Potential:
   Career Opportunities           Workplace Readiness                  Site Tours
                                                                      Internships
                                   Skills Application
                                                                    Job shadowing
   Career Webinars                                                    Mentorship




            1. Students first meet/view organizations over the internet
            2. See impact of Workplace Readiness Skills                      Hampton Roads
                                                                            Business Education
            3. Then pursue organizations of interest                           Collaborative
                                                                              www.hrbec.org
Hampton Roads Business Education Collaborative

                   Benefits of HRBEC Virtual Approach
   For Educators                                             For Employers

  • Teachers and Students can access                      • Write once, read many allows for
    information and content for a high                      maximum distribution of content and
    number of organizations                                 information
  • Physical Tours less needed (optional)                 • Physical Tours less needed (optional)
  • Maximize student exposure                             • Maximize student exposure
  • Web based contact methodology                         • Web based contact methodology
  • Minimal investments (time and $$)                     • Minimal investments (time and $$)
  • Students and Parents can view from                    • Minimal human resource requirements
    home

       Once virtual tours accomplished, other value-added programs may be provided by the
     organizations (site visits, internships, career opportunities) all up to the teachers, students
                               and organizations to coordinate as needed
                                                                                                 Hampton Roads
                                                                                                Business Education
                                                                                                   Collaborative
                                                                                                  www.hrbec.org
Hampton Roads Business Education Collaborative
                                    How the HRBEC Process Works
                             Organizations           Educators & Students
                           Go to www.hrbec.org        Go to www.hrbec.org


                           View presentation &         Go to Partners Tab
                           Existing virtual tours

                                                       Select organizations     Toward
                                Choose to                     to view          improved
                                Participate
                                                                                Virginia
                                                                               Workplace
                                                        View presentation      Readiness
                             Contact HRBEC

                                                        Download Profile
 HRBEC can help you         Create virtual tour,
create, then will upload
    to HRBEC.org           Profile and Contacts
                                                       Contact organization
                           Participate with value-
                              adds (optional)          Meet organizations      Hampton Roads
                                                                              Business Education
                                                                                 Collaborative
                                                                                www.hrbec.org
Hampton Roads Business Education Collaborative

    Career Examples within HRBEC Organizations
     Public Relations               General Office
     Sales                          Architecture
     Marketing                      Healthcare
     Advertising                    Education/Teaching
     Information Technology         Engineering
     Call Center Customer Support   Manufacturing
     Human Resources                Travel & Tourism
     Finance and Accounting         City Government
     Facility Maintenance           Not for Profit
     Photography                    Public Safety
     Graphic Arts                   Criminal Justice
     Insurance                      Ship Repair
     Trade Work                     Starting a Business
                                                       Hampton Roads
                                                      Business Education
                                                         Collaborative
                                                        www.hrbec.org
Hampton Roads Business Education Collaborative



 Pilot Program Organizations
 Canon ITS                          Virginia Ship Repair Association
 Hampton Roads Partnership          Sports Group LTD
 Cintas Corp.                       Building Trades Academy of Tidewater
                                    Builders Assn.
 Southeastern VA Arts Association
                                    Community Mediation Center
 The Planning Council
                                    City of Virginia Beach – Public Safety
 CRT/Tanaka
 Lead Hampton Roads




                                                                   Hampton Roads
                                                                  Business Education
                                                                     Collaborative
                                                                    www.hrbec.org
Hampton Roads Business Education Collaborative


          VA Beach Pilot Program Details

    • Feb 2008 launch in VA Beach Advanced Technology Center
    • Twelve companies/organizations participating
    • Eighteen VA Beach Teachers/Classes participating
    • Teachers met with organizations/careers of interest
    • Contact information exchanged (teacher/organization)
    • Teachers will contact organizations to coordinate sessions
    • Program will continue through balance of school year
    • Summer and beyond opportunities, case by case


                                                                Hampton Roads
                                                               Business Education
                                                                  Collaborative
                                                                 www.hrbec.org
Hampton Roads Business Education Collaborative

             How You Can Participate with HRBEC
          Educators                             Employers
  1. View the HRBEC website at          1. Contact HRBEC either through
     www.hrbec.org                         website or email to
  2. Contact your school district and      DanBell@hrbec.org
     ask them to work with HRBEC        2. Understand the requirement of
  3. Contact HRBEC either through          creating the “virtual tour” of
     website or email to                   your organization (HRBEC can
     DanBell@hrbec.org                     assist you)
                                        3. Consider other forms of
                                           participation with value-added
                                           programs like internships, job
                                           shadowing and site tours
                                        4. Demonstrate commitment to
                                           VA Workplace Readiness Skills
                                           and to the HRBEC program

                                                                     Hampton Roads
                                                                    Business Education
                                                                       Collaborative
                                                                      www.hrbec.org
Hampton Roads Business Education Collaborative


    What we need to do to succeed…

    • Spread the word…
       • Chamber of Commerce
       • Business to Business
       • Parent Teacher Organizations
       • Schools to advertise outward

    • Attract regional businesses to participate
    • Organize our efforts
                                                    Hampton Roads
                                                   Business Education
                                                      Collaborative
                                                     www.hrbec.org
Hampton Roads Business Education Collaborative

    Partnership toward Regional Workplace Readiness


                        Schools

            Opp Inc.                 HRBEC
                        Junior
                     Achievement


     Win-Win-Win-Win for Hampton Roads
         Good for the students   Good for the organizations
         Good for the schools    Good for the region
                                                               Hampton Roads
                                                              Business Education
                                                                 Collaborative
                                                                www.hrbec.org
         Hampton Roads
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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the
  world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead


                           www.hrbec.org



                          HRBEC Contact Information:
                                 Dan Bell

                                757-579-7105
                           dbell@cits.canon.com or
                             danbell@hrbec.org

				
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