The 8th grade ECI – Innovate classes culminate in a Career Expo event.
The Career Expo consists of:
Tuskawilla Think Tank Presentations – students worked in groups to develop a business plan, create a prototype, and develop marketing for a product of their creation. They presented to a panel of business partners and received feedback in a “Shark Tank” style format.
Resume Writing/Mock Interviews – Business partners worked with students in small groups to develop resumes and conduct mock interviews, focusing on skills to develop their personal brand.
Next Steps – representatives from Lake Howell Entrepreneurship Academy and AA program, Seminole State College Department of Entrepreneurship and UCF spoke with students in a small group format to discuss opportunities in Entrepreneurship after students leave Tuskawilla.
Living on My Own – a hands-on, real-life simulation that gives middle school students the opportunity to experience their futures in a fun and exciting way. They are encouraged to make healthy and wise lifestyle choices similar to those that adults face on a daily basis. It is designed to be a partnership among UF/Seminole County Extension Program, community partners and Seminole County Public Schools Dividends.
If you would like to volunteer for one of our events, please email Melissa_Laudani@scps.us
The Career Expo provides students an opportunity to become an expert on the topic of their choice and become leaders who can enact change in an area about which they are passionate.
Please view this episode of Channel 6 Getting Results for Our Schools for more information: