for Relocation -- Accordingto the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Labor Department, there is a massive shortage of tech-trainable workers in the USA today.
Tech-sTem-drivencompanies will willingly relocate to find a local labor pool that will provide the workforce their companies need to compete and grow. "Grow" is the operative word for a tech-sTem-driven company.
Our Goal --
Matchingbusinesses and companies that need a tech-
trainable workforce with those communities whose schools
provide tech-trainable graduates -- Magnet Communities.
Sinceit takes about two years for a successful company or
business to relocate, a Community's data base of certified
tech-trainable candidates can be a work-in-progress and
still be considered a Magnet Community.
AMagnet Community has-- 1) No budget shortfalls. 2) RISING home prices.3) No brain-drains.
A Magnet Community can attract clean, green, companies (60 to 120 employees) that will respect, protect and preserve their host community's habitat, environment and environs, while offering residents well-paying, jobs-with-a-future. Most tech-sTem companies are too busy competing in the global marketplace to be interested in local politics as long as the community is functionally stable and delivers relatively honest, competent services.
MagnetCommunities have a local tech-trainable employee pool that a tech-sTem-driven company can staff and grow with.
Schoolstudents in Magnet Communities, who are preparing to become "tech-trainable" graduates, will score 20% above the school-wide average on any and all standardized tests by the completion of their first year (FCAT, at al.). By the completion of their second year, plus 30% . By the completion of their third year, plus 40%. Tech is about working smarter, not harder. Tech recognizes the difference between being-busy and getting-things-done.
Actions speak louder than words --
A Magnet Community will demonstrate to prospective "relocators" that the community is really doing what they say they are doing -- in terms the prospective relocator will understand and believe.
The immediate goal of a Magnet Community is to build a data-base listing of 120 tech-trainable local candidates available for employment. The Magnet Community should add 60 tech-trainables for each additional business or company recruited.
Building a Magnet Community is all about how the local school district is providing 120 prospective tech-trainable graduates to the Community's employment data-base from its sTemPREP Special Unit.
Caveats:1) Do not confuse yesterday's Trade skills with tomorrow's Tech-sTem skills. They are not related. Trade skills -- "replicate". Tech-sTem skills -- "anticipate". 2) U.S. Schooling's STEM provides neither access nor ingress to the Hi-Tech World's tech-sTem-driven industries -- which is where the jobs are.
Hi-techand Tech-sTem use Learning/Thinking/Doing processes and brain power, which are considered inappropriate in U.S. Schooling's STEM classes.
Only a sTemPREP Special Unit can prepare students to
A) Think; B) Learn; and C) Do -- Creative Thinking -- so that they can become self-energizing, tech-trainable, Tech-sTem professionals. Learning how-to-do what computers can't do is where the Tech-sTem jobs are.
Learningrequires observable participation. Learning requires "Doing" and Doing requires a location, structure and circumstance where appropriate "Doing" is possible, expected and monitored.
Reviving the American Way by becoming "Producers" instead of "Processors"
Degrees of Competence Attract Employers
"sTemPREP" and the
Tech-sTem Aptitude Test
sTemPREP and the Tech-sTem Aptitude Test arethe only
Technology-based Products/Services/Systems for K-20schooling available in the U.S. that are based on researchregarding "How Humans LEARN/THINK/DO!" thatwas done at the #1 University in the U.S. -- CalTech --that has been validated by a Nobel Prize and National ScienceAwards in Physiology and Medicine (Roger WolcottSperry, 1983), and presented by someone who tooka bite of the Apple in 1985.
Resources for Magnet Communities
-- Access To --
Companies looking for a tech-trainable workforce
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Profiles of Magnet Communities
P.S. Magnet Communities need to recognize and respect the difference
between IT = Information Technology and MT = Manufacturing Technology.