Documentation of appropriate WBL available for students at all grade levels 6-12
The work-based and contextual learning curriculum will be phased in as follows:
7th - STEM Clubs/In-Class activities
8th - Career Exploration
9th - Guest Speakers
10th - Field Trips
11th - Job Shadowing
12th - Internships/Capstones
In planning a collaboration with University of Texas at El Paso-Engineering Program. Nexus is a shadowing program offered to high schools that engages its students in a semester-long, or summer experience, in a UTEP engineering research laboratory, or with a local engineering company. Since the spring of 2007, this program has had an influence on many of its participants, which are now UTEP Engineering students. The sponsoring labs connect participants to faculty and both undergraduate and graduate engineering students. Beyond the shadow experience, Nexus' key components are the laboratory experience, leadership training, and a final project/presentation.
The College of Engineering works diligently to get high school credit to Nexus participants. With a limited number of sponsoring labs, high schools teachers are encouraged to contact us to strategically plan how to fit this type of experience into your high school curriculum.
Current dated regional high demand STEM occupation list
The following information is provided by BorderPlex
Aggregate data describing T-STEM student participation in WBL experiences as well as percentage of students earning industry certification and credentials by type
Industry Certifications offered
- Robot C
Samples of student artifacts such as writings, portfolios, presentations, or links to digital content
In conjunction with local industry business like Habitat for Humanity and local engineering and architect firms, our students are exposed to real world environments and opportunities.