were engaged by having different faces in the room and a change of routine.
We really appreciate that these young professionals are willing to take
a risk and present to our students – it is something the kids
remember.” – Participating Teacher
is Learn to Earn?
Learn to Earn (L2E) offers a way for high school students to learn more
about emerging fields of work while encouraging them to cater their
coursework to these opportunities. Business volunteers lead dynamic
classroom presentations and in which they discuss the importance of
math, science, communication and technology coursework.
receive quality training on how to engage high school youth using a
hands-on demonstration to illustrate how high school subjects are used
daily in the workplace. Through L2E, students are able to learn not
only about emerging careers in the abstract sense, but are also able
to relate what they are learning to an actual person with unique and
real experiences. L2E also encourages students to consider a career
in fields such as healthcare, sales, community and social services,
high-tech and information technology, and manufacturing and engineering
occupations, and attempts to ensure students’ perceptions of those
fields are accurate. UVBEP encourages business volunteers and teachers
to work together to customize presentations to mutually match the schools’
and employers’ objectives.
A key factor
in the program’s success is reaching students when they are planning
their coursework for the next semester. Much of the program’s
efforts, therefore, focus on the fall and winter before students are
making course selections in spring.
with Navicate out of Burlington, VT, to bring L2E programs
to Upper Valley high schools.
to Earn provides technology exposure that many students do not have
the opportunity to have.” – Participating Teacher
School and Business Roles:
two-person teams from Upper Valley employers to make quality
classroom presentations to high school freshmen.
presenter training and practice sessions.
- Seek feedback
from students, presenters and teachers.
evaluation data to the school and Navicate.
a contact person at the school to:
Determine which classrooms will receive presentations.
Be available by phone or email to schedule presentations.
Be present during presentations to assist/facilitate as needed.
Collect student and teacher evaluations and return to UVBEP.
team(s) of two individuals (ideally male/female) to make presentations
in program orientation with a UVBEP staff member.
polish and practice presentation, especially “hands-on”
directly with school contact to schedule presentation times prior to
sophomore course selection.
is the cost to our school?
As with other established UVBEP programs, participating schools and
communities need to provide matching funding for L2E or other programs
to continue. UVBEP provides L2E to Full Partner Schools
at no additional cost. Thanks to a GEAR UP grant through Navicate and VSAC, UVBEP can also provide L2E at select schools in the Bradford, Springfield and Upper Valley regions. Please contact UVBEP for details.
|Chittenden Bank ('10)
Competitive Computers, Inc. ('02,'03)
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center ('01,'02 '03,'04,'10)
Dartmouth Printing Company ('03)
ANSYS (formerly Fluent, Inc.)
Engineering Ventures ('10)
GeoDesign ('04, '05)
Leading Edge Design Group ('12)
Lynne Walker Design Studio ('02, '05)
Mascoma Corporation ('10)
Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
('01, '02, '04, '06, '08, '09)
(formerly Stryker) ('08, '09, '10, '11, '12)
Optimum Manufacturing Corporation ('02)
Stephens Precision Manufacturing ('05, '09)
Tally Systems, Inc. ('02)
Tom Tom, Inc. (formerly Tele Atlas, GDT) ('01,'02,'03,'04,'05,'06,'07,'08,'09,'10,'11,'12)
Timken Aerospace ('06,'08,'09)
Thayer School of Engineering ('01)
XeniumGroup ('02, '05)
|Chelsea Public School ('10, '11,'12,'13)
Hanover High School
('01, '02, '04, '06, '07, '09)
Hartford High School
Lebanon High School
Mascoma Valley Regional High School ('03)
|Oxbow High School ('02,'08,'09,10,'12,'13)
('02,'03'04,'05,'06, '08, '09, '10,'11,'12,'13)
South Royalton School ('10,'11)
Stevens High School ('03,'04)
Thetford Academy ('02,'05)
Windsor High School ('01,'02, '03,'04,'05)
Woodstock Union High School ('01,'02,'04)
was a worthwhile look at communication in the workplace and a wonderful
opportunity for the ninth graders to get a glimpse of the varied job
descriptions and the paths that Hypertherm associates took to get to
current positions." -High School Guidance Counselor
do interested teachers or businesses sign up for L2E?
To schedule a Learn to Earn presentation at your school, to volunteer
as a business presenter, or to find out more information about L2E programs,