Involving industry and community resources in science, math, engineering, and technology courses is an effective way for students to learn necessary workplace skills. It also gives students a better idea about what to expect as they look for jobs in their chosen fields.
When helping students move beyond the classroom, you need to:
- Create and manage community-based learning opportunities that reflect course outcomes and connect to the academic curriculum
- Build learning experiences by seeking out opportunities for students to become involved in industry, including field trips, guest speakers, and service learning. Then evaluate the experiences to determine whether they met the learning objectives you set forth.
- Help students improve their résumé-writing and interviewing skills, and use job-shadowing experiences to expose them to the variety of jobs available in their field.