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Doing a program:  
Billw@projectAcademy.org
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 ))

 

 

 

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

Begin the process of re-entering the work-force

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

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

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

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

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

 5. Create elevator pitch

 6. Set-up your networking and job finding process

 7. Reflex and integrate what you have done, Celebrate 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tools:

 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
 

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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