Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Ethan Wiechmann Explains the CF High School Center for Advanced Professional Studies

July 25, 2018 - High school students have an uphill battle after graduation when it comes to being ready to have marketable experiences and skills that employers want.  How do students who have the drive and passion, but not the portfolio to land that good job down the road acquire those skills?  

Ethan Wiechmann, the director of the Cedar Falls High School CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies) Program, helps students prepare life skills for that purpose and solve problems in business, education collaboration within the community.  The CAPS students get to work job shadowing and with mentors problem solving on projects with the latest in technology, so they can hit the ground running right from the beginning to land a job.  They have opportunities to present their findings to corporate partners and learn to hone soft skills which help improve their leadership qualities for all-around experiences.

Written by Lynn Barnes

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