Guest post from Ashley Pereira, Career In STEM
It is no secret that school (and life as we know it!) has dramatically changed in recent months. Yet something has remained the same amidst the chaos: tremendous workforce demands, particularly in booming STEM fields.
As STEM related employers throughout eastern Connecticut begin to reopen, now more than ever it is critical for tomorrow’s candidates to know who you are, have a positive perception of your company, and be aware of your career opportunities. Work-based learning programs such as internships and job shadows are as important and needed as ever, but like many things these days, it’s going to look a little different. Check out this Employer’s Quick Start Guide for essential insights in building a successful work-based learning program, written by Career In STEM® Founder & CEO Ashley Pereira in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut.
So how do you get started when schools are closed and physical contact is limited? Fortunately there are many emerging technologies available to seamlessly pick up where school left off, including augmented and virtual reality. In short, these immersive technologies can bring your work-based learning program into the virtual world and engage your future workforce like never before. Despite the obstacles, the coronavirus crisis offers an unprecedented opportunity for your company to completely reimagine and redefine talent development and recruitment processes. If you are looking to digitize your work-based learning program, or create one, you need a work-based e-learning consultant who specializes in projects that hover on the brink of reality to truly push the limits in STEM education and career readiness. For the past 12 years Career In STEM® Founder & CEO Ashley Pereira has been partnering with leading companies and educational institutions to reconceptualize STEM education and define new normals. Download the Quick Start Guide today, and contact her at 860-785-4408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.