Kearny High School’s new facility for Education to Employment Career Development Program
Ed spoke with some students in his next segment.
Kearny High School has opened a new state of the art facility to prepare students for their future careers.
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.
KUSI’s Ed Lenderman was in Linda Vista with the details.