In March 2020, the world changed. The education system seemingly overnight switched from online to virtual, and class trips were not possible. Edge Factor’s production team has criss crossed Arizona going behind closed doors to film Virtual Workplace Experiences. These virtual tours showcase companies and careers, and help students learn more about the tools, equipment, skills and processes involved. The accompanying lesson plans provide educators with additional resources to help a student continue their career exploration within a specific industry sector.
Building off the success of this series, Edge Factor is now making freely available, the all new, Made In Arizona series, featuring some of the incredible companies, stories and careers that were featured in the Virtual Workplace Experiences.
The people behind each Arizona-made company have stories and career opportunities worth sharing. For those exploring careers in Arizona, Edge Factor has created a new Arizona Has the Edge page where you can access the Made in Arizona series featuring Dougs Buggs N’ Bunny’s, McCarthy Construction, and Original Rock Replica. We are proud to have partnered with Center for the Future of Arizona, Arizona Business & Education Coalition and Mesa Public Schools so you can discover products, services, manufacturing and skilled trades careers as you navigate through the Edge Factor career journey.
Inspiration, Exploration, Preparation & Connection (IEPC) are the 4 stages in the Edge Factor career journey. On our platform students and job-seekers find award- winning, inspirational films featuring real life stories of individuals who have launched rewarding careers. In the exploration stage, students and job-seekers take virtual workplace tours and explore industries, companies, careers and training programs. In the third phase the tools help students to prepare for real world careers with transferable soft skills and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) used on the job. The fourth stage aims to connect students and job-seekers with local training and career opportunities.
You can view Made in Arizona videos on our website or follow us on YouTube where every week there will be a new video showcased. Remember to subscribe to Edge Factor’s YouTube channel so you can like and share these videos and more with your community.
Visit Arizona has the Edge page today!
You will also discover the 30+ school districts who use Edge Factor in their schools and classrooms. Get to know our partners and the companies who have worked with us to showcase the training and career opportunities available in the State of Arizona.
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