Seeds of Health’s Tenor and MC2 High Schools selected for participation in Building Occupational Skills for Success (BOSS) pilot program
MILWAUKEE (Jan. 22, 2018) – Seeds of Health is proud to announce that Tenor and MC2 High Schools have been selected for participation in the Building Occupational Skills for Success (BOSS) pilot program. The BOSS program will provide the skills and knowledge needed for students to find success as learners, employees and future employers.
In the new state budget, the Wisconsin Joint Committee on Finance authorized funds from the state to support the BOSS pilot program; and additionally, The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development provided a grant for the design and first year implementation of BOSS. The BOSS program design and implementation will be handled by Entrepreneurship, Inc.
Entrepreneurship Inc. has chosen the Seeds of Health organization to be its partner in this exciting new opportunity for students. Tenor and MC2 High Schools students are the recipients of this generous grant and will be partners in the creation of this state-of-the-art program that:
- Develops the skills that post-secondary educators and employers are looking for in their candidates;
- Gives young people a realistic view of the world of work and career
- Engages participants in networking opportunities with community employers and entrepreneurs;
- Connects successful BOSS participants with a job during the summer of 2018;
- Prepares students for more sophisticated, in-depth career-based learning opportunities (e.g., job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships, etc.)during Junior and Senior years of high school; and
- Leads Wisconsin to become the best in the nation in providing world-class, career-based learning.
Beginning today with the pilot group of 25 10th grade students, the BOSS program will be taught by members in the community with expertise in communication, problem-based learning, and self-direction skills. Oversight of the program will be provided by Anne W. Nordholm, PhD, an educator with more than 40 years of experience teaching at all educational levels, and coordinating learning organizations and their initiatives. The employer and entrepreneurship network will be developed by Pete Bellavia, CEO of Entrepreneurship Inc., and previous CEO of Retrain America.
Founded in 1983, Seeds of Health, Inc. is the only K-12 charter school agency in the state of Wisconsin serving approximately 1,300 students in four high schools and a K-8 elementary program. The five individual and unique education programs serve a broad range of student needs – from at-risk to the college bound. Seeds of Health is Milwaukee’s innovative “home grown” answer to imaginative, collaborative and cutting-edge education options, with the vision to positively impact the growth and development of urban children. For more information, please visit www.seedsofhealth.org.