As companies are faced with the reality of people resigning at record breaking numbers, the talent pool is shrinking and qualified individuals are increasingly harder to find. What tends to be even harder, is retaining said talent. Traditionally, preparing high school students for college and careers has been tasked to the education system alone. As a result, many students are often not career ready due to a lack of immersive experiences and an inability to code-switch.
SWITCH provides an alternative to traditional recruiting methods used by colleges and employers by going into under served and overlooked communities with the aim to close skill gaps through development or soft skills and job opportunities. Simultaneously, our focus on the real-world development and readiness of middle and high school students in low-income neighborhoods results in increased college and employment rates, as well as in turn, helping companies to increase both diversity and retention.
Starting in the 6th grade, our students develop critical communication skills through the use of gamification and real-life scenario training. High school seniors build their own website portfolio to showcase their skills while simultaneously learning how to market themselves. These skills are further honed during domestic and international immersive excursions allowing for real-life application.
What we do
- Provides an alternative to traditional recruiting methods used by colleges and employers.
- Promotes real-world development and readiness of middle and high school students in low-income neighborhoods