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Epic Career Tours

Lets go for a wild ride, to explore a career: one day, one sector, three companies, hundreds of career opportunities...

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Who is the target audience for your idea and how does it reimagine the cost of college?

High School Students and their parents, high school counselors. The goal is Career Exploration in low key, low pressure, fun, interactive and engaging environment, where students can make connections, ask questions, meet real employees and try on the career for a day. Epic Tours is a partnership agreement to connect Colleges, High Schools, Employers and High School Students to allow students to learn, connect and explore future career and college options, in order to make informed decisions.

Audience: High School Students

Challenge: Lack of Hands On Experience in any particular career area, lack of knowledge about demand for certain professions, options available and cost versus benefit for studying for any particular major/degree.

Solution: Create a one day agreements with High Schools and Employers to organize fun and exciting hands on, one day long tours to expose students to companies, career opportunities and professions in demand. Goal- help students to learn about in demand careers in the area and what it is like to work in those professions.

Outcome: Well informed, confident high school students, making thoughtful decisions based on cultural fit, individual career aspirations, education and time needed to obtain qualifications and compensation opportunities available for the careers tracks.

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How would this work:

High School Students would sign up for a tour by purchasing Epic Career Tour tickets on Eventbrite ( low cost affordable). The tour will be sponsored by employers and include following feature: bussing to and from three companies locations, quick overview (video )of the companies, factory tour, q&a session, quick networking and lunch etc..

I would love to hear feedback about the idea and how it could be improved..

Would you sign up your high school student for a Epic Career Tour? Why or Why Not?

How might we help our students to make more through full decisions?

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

Connect with local High School and discuss the idea and how might we connect with one employer and schedule our first tour with lets say first 5 kids..

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

Connect with like minded innovators for exchange of ideas, brainstorming etc

This idea emerged from

  • A student collaboration
  • An Individual

Are you interested in the Path to Pitching track we've developed for this challenge?

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