In Regina, Saskatchewan, educators from Regina Christian School (RCS) are on a mission “to provide an academic environment, which will encourage each student to develop their personal gifts and talents to serve their community.” Part of accomplishing their mission includes providing students with access to high-quality career development tools that raise awareness of opportunities and move them forward in their training and career pathway.
Edge Factor’s mission is to empower learners of all ages to map their career journey and plug into local opportunities. Whether they are in the classroom, at an event, or at home, every student and educator at Regina Christian School can log in to Edge Factor’s online platform to access thousands of career development videos and gamified activities!
Regina Christian School has been in operation since 1982 and is an accredited, independent school with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. RCS offers quality education for preschool, elementary and high school students, including an Advanced Placement option for high school. “RCS believes that the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects are extremely important and need to be taught in a meaningful and engaging manner. This helps students develop the ability to think critically about what they are learning. It is the importance of the thinking skills that STEM subjects provide, and the prospect for good future employment that drives RCS to have a strong STEM program, and to continually revise and improve upon it.” With the purchase of their Edge Factor premium membership, over 570 students from Kindergarten to grade 12 can access thousands of videos, interactive activities, and educational lesson plans that highlight STEAM & Soft Skills on the job.
“RCS is equipping their students with meaningful, story-driven tools to explore careers and the training and transferable skills they need to succeed in future careers,” said Larissa Hofman, Vice President of Edge Factor. “Already in their first month of membership, RCS added 300 students to their account and hosted their first-in-class assignment where students logged in to begin their career journey!”
At Edge Factor, the goal is to take students on a journey from “I have no idea what I want to do with my life!” all the way to, “I’ve browsed the options, I’ve made informed decisions, and I’ve successfully launched a training and career pathway!” Edge Factor calls this experience the Career Journey. All of the content and features included in the Edge Factor platform follow these 4 phases of the Career Journey: Inspiration, Exploration, Preparation, and Connection.
- Inspiration is all about helping students get excited about their future and using the power of storytelling to open up students' eyes to new possibilities. Edge Factor creates award-winning films, short stories, and documentaries that showcase teams of people working together to impact the world.
- In the Exploration phase, students dig deeper to explore what it's like to work in diverse industries and careers. Exploration includes Industry Overviews, hundreds of Career Profiles that showcase what a "day in the life" looks like in specific careers, virtual walk-and-talk tours in companies and schools, and more!
- The Preparation phase is all about helping students prepare for future success with transferable and technical skills! We have videos, lesson plans, and assignable activities that teach students about Soft Skills, Financial Literacy, skills & processes, tools & equipment, and how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) come alive in real-world careers.
- Connection is all about helping students connect to local training and career opportunities. Edge Factor's Directory is a great tool for students and parents to browse local Schools, Training Programs, Companies, and Careers: edgefactor.com/Directory
Students and educators can log in anywhere, at any time, on any device, with unlimited K-12 access to Edge Factor’s online platform and support services. This means Regina Christian School’s educators have thousands of tools they can choose from, to plug and play during in-person classroom environments and/or use as a virtual or hybrid learning activity.
Regina Companies can Promote their Opportunities to Learners of All Ages
In communities across North America, companies, schools, and community organizations can customize the experience for their local learners, by adding Profiles that showcase who they are and what they offer.
Companies can get their brand and opportunities in front of learners when they add their Company Profile for FREE on the Edge Factor platform.
Edge Factor’s mission is to inspire people to explore, prepare, and connect on their career journey. We want to unite local efforts and empower families, students, job-seekers and learners of all ages to realize that extraordinary opportunities are available, right here in their own community.
Learn more about Regina Christian School and its commitment to excellence in education.
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