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MEDIA ADVISORY: Kearny High School to Introduce New Facility for Education to Employment (E2E) Career Development Program

MEDIA ADVISORY: Kearny High School to Introduce New Facility for Education to Employment (E2E) Career Development Program
Posted on 03/19/2018

San Diego Unified School District

Kearny High School to Introduce New Facility for Education to Employment (E2E) Career Development Program

San Diego Unified School District partnerships with the Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education at the University of San Diego, the San Diego Workforce Partnership, and Booz Allen Hamilton help connect students with career advice and industry professionals.

WHAT: Kearny High School will introduce its new facility for its Education to Employment (E2E) Career Development Program, offer a tour, and host a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Class is in session so you'll have the opportunity to see students experience a signature lesson entitled "Let Them Play."

WHEN: Monday, March 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Kearny High School, E2E Lab, 1954 Komet Way (92111)

DETAILS: The Education to Employment lab aims to strengthen student's connection to industry professionals through an increasing number of work-based learning opportunities and workshops targeted at helping students take initiative and develop the belief they can succeed.

The E2E lab is part makerspace, part learning lab, and part classroom. With areas to tinker, form ideas, collaborate, and learn from educators and industry experts, E2E's learning space was created by students for students. Reflecting the design principles of agility, collaboration, connectedness and transparency, E2E supports student and teacher agency in an environment that welcomes creativity and critical thinking.

The program is a partnership with the Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education at the University of San Diego, the San Diego Workforce Partnership, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

The ceremony will include brief speaker remarks followed by a live lesson inside the lab entitled "Let Them Play." "Let Them Play" takes students on a self-directed tour of 15 stations related to Holland Code interests (refers to John Holland's six personality types: realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising and conventional). Students walk the stations and decide which activities they are drawn to and will engage with. The lesson connects their interests to careers with the idea that that their future job should be something they are naturally drawn to.

SPEAKERS:

Cindy Marten, Superintendent, San Diego Unified

Cheryl Hibbeln, Executive Director, School Innovation and Integrated Youth Services, San Diego Unified

Heather Lattimer, Executive Director at the Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education, University of San Diego

Chell Roberts, Dean at Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, University of San Diego

Adrian Torres, senior at Kearny High School

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