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In school work experience

Students take a week off school and go to test different job options.

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Students will pick a future career and take a week out of the school year to go to that work place and test out the job. In return jobs can advertise it as community support.

Who is your idea designed for and how does it reimagine higher education to support the needs of tomorrow?

Students who are trying to choose their career pathways for grades eleven and twelve.

This idea emerged from:

  • A group brainstorm

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

Community advertisement. school boards could propose this idea and try to promote a career enhancement opportunity.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?


Tell us about your work experience:

Innovation learning class at troy high school.


Join the conversation:

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Hey. This is a very cool idea - schoolchildren give time to experience in real work. I consider this a great development for children. Also, the development for children will be much to write - to write a lot and it brings sense, you need to check the texts that children write. Therefore, I recommend the site - , which offers assistance in writing an essay. Also, I want to say that working experience for children will entail thoughts about future work and about what they want to do in life.

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