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We are a Massachusetts 501( C ) 3 non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting students,


 dropouts and other workers to learn skills that will help them succeed in a career or additional


schooling (college and career readiness (CCR ))


Begin the process of re-entering the work-force



General Tenants 

1.    We will change careers equally as jobs.

2.    Life-skills are transferable between careers/jobs

3.    Think of yourself as in your own business.  … Your boss is your customer.

4.    Problems are opportunities … the bigger the problem the bigger the opportunity.  Vinod Khosla

5.    Use the engineering mind-set to focus on all the activities around your normal position.

6.     Learn from your errors … They are learning tools

7.    Be a lifelong learner … Have fun at it.


Proposed Outline of this program


 1. Do an ice-breaker to get to know your team mates, Discuss Branding, Ownership and Brain Plasticity

 2. Begin the team process, Define the team's culture

 3 What skills are companies looking for?

 4. What is ownership mind set?

 5.Discuss and begin to build your brand, What skills do I need? 

 6. Build a business concept as a team with an ownership mind set (learning problem-solving skills)

 7. What company did we create and what skills are included, Did we use the thoughts of the Cultural Engineering Mindset?

 8. Create elevator pitch

 9. Set-up your networking and job finding process

 10. Reflex and integrate what you have done, Celebrate 

Class schedule and timing:



Up Skills needed;

Social & Emotional learning Adaptability Creative & Critical Thinking
Persuasion Relationship mastertry Deal with complexity
Project understanding & Management Use of Business tools Team work
Problem solving Understanding the business world Make things better than you found it












Working as a team  See Web page
Ownership Mindset Students are shown how to be an owner of their own business; what’s involved with their customers, suppliers and staff.  Thinking like an owner allows you to interface and understand your boss and constantly improving your skills.
Company Needs Open
Branding Video


Uniqueness of our program Open
The bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunity” (Vinod Khosla). Open
Project Academy Culture Open



5 step process for life
New-direction, slides
Be open minded
process-based central structure
Process guide for skills
Additional Resources for career growth


From our experiences in business & education, we have created a curriculum that sifted out the manual part of work and created thinking employees with unique mindset thinking and life-skills to be productive in your organization.  These are the people that AI will be difficult to replace.






  People need updated skills for employment

  They  need a learning community…   

  Corporate partners

  Positive & responsive employees

  Reduced employment costs


Missing Skills according to corporate America

·       Attitude

·       Social & Emotional skills

·       Team player / Planning

·       Problem-solving

·       Communication

·       Listening/ Financial literacy




  Our Plan … Holistic & help create d  Dreams

  Training plan

   Jobs … tie in with companies


·             Tie in with court system

·             Family & community

·                Follow-up services

·             Life-long learning

  Problems are opportunities

  People involved/own their learning  

  Mentors, Tie into other organizations

 Building your brand & electronic              identity      



How / Uniqueness


Infuse life-skills during the training

Thinking like an owner of your own business.   Ownership mindset

Listen to their needs

Self-directed work teams

Cultural Engineering mindset (CEM)… leadership/ management skills   

Questions are the answer… be curiosity

The brain is like a muscle … use it or lose it … Growth mindset

Scheduled feedback & assessment with students

Elevator Pitch






 Branding Mindset  File  Why you are unique
Elevator Pitch File    Short presentation of key items that you did
Mapping our thoughts File   Information gathering plus how they are connected
Customer and process The Agenda, Mike Hammer
Thoughts of an organization Dr. Deming   14 points
Life-Skills that you bring to the Job File
Cultural Engineering Mindset File
Character values File  Review of the soft skills & character development

Interesting web sites;

TED talk Ken Robinson
TED talk Benefits of self-directed learning ... Motivation
TED talk Carol Dweck     ...Your Mindset

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