NCDPI Announces the Navigator - Great Resource for CTE Students

Announcing the Navigator – the Online Marketplace for NC Work-Based Learning Resources

NCDPI, in partnership with the NC Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) and with support from Fidelity Investments, is announcing the creation of the Navigator, an online marketplace that makes it easier for North Carolina educators to integrate work-based learning resources into their classrooms. On Dec 12, educators will have access to the Navigator via NCEdCloud.

 The Navigator platform operates like an online shopping experience, only everything on it is free. The inventory is made up of employer-offered, work-based learning activities, ranging from guest speakers to apprenticeships. Educators can search by keyword, county, or by using any number of filters including career clusters and age of audience.

 The Navigator brings employers and educators together to increase real-world learning opportunities for students. Employers post opportunities, which we call resources. Educators log on and shop for those resources. Students gain increased access to work-based learning opportunities. And everything is free!

 On Dec. 12, the Navigator Icon will appear in the NCEdCloud IAM Service Applications screen (RapidIdentity Portal). The primary resource NC educators will find on the site at this point is access to Students@Work (job shadowing / worksite visit) opportunities.

 In January, there will be a roll-out of guest speaker, career competition, and career fair resources. In February, there will be new pages added to focus on NC jobs data and the integration of NC job opportunities. In March, the focus will shift to summer camp and internship opportunities.

Article from Digital Teaching and Learning InSights - December 13, 2018

You can read more about The Navigator here, as well.  https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article222613875.html

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