ThinSchool is a self-paced learning platform that helps organizations recruit, train and retain their current and future workforce.

ThinSchool equips two groups:

1) students in grades 8-12 to become the future skilled talent that organizations will depend on and

2) current talent requiring onboarding and new skills training.

The talent gap is widening. There are not enough skilled professionals to fill current job openings. In order to address this challenge, we not only need to equip professionals for today's jobs, but must build a deeper pipeline to prepare for tomorrow's employment needs.

 

ThinSchool is designed to introduce students in grades 8-12 to both fundamental (soft) skills and technical skills needed for high growth, in-demand jobs.

 

Students complete online courses introducing them to industry-specific technical skills including safety, processes, production and many others.

ThinSchool for Students 

How it Works

We partner with schools to offer coursework to students, either exclusively online or through a blended learning format.

Students earn badges leading to certificates for specific disciplines (safety, production, quality) and industry (manufacturing, aerospace). These credentials are recognized by our industry partners and open opportunities for future employment.

 

ThinSchool for Industry

ThinSchool creates customized courses for organizations to onboard and train their new employees, as well as ongoing training for employee professional development. Courses include both technical skills and critical thinking/professional skills.

Course content and sequence are designed for the individual company. This ensures the relevant training is delivered to the correct audience at the precise time.

How it Works

After an initial discovery session, we will design a coursework layout based on your objectives. Your team members will complete these online, self-paced courses according to your schedule.

 

With the completion of each course, ThinSchool's technology will track the team member's performance to discover their optimal learning style. Course delivery will adjust to the learner to maximize their opportunity for success.

Badges and certificates can be designed to track and reward course completion. 

 

Courses

ThinSchool Soft Skills

Design Thinking
Emotional Intelligence
Critical Thinking
Leadership

ThinSchool Technical Skills 

Workforce Fundamentals
Process and Production
Quality in Manufacturing
Manufacturing Safety
Manufacturing Maintenance
Manufacturing Fundamentals
 

Pilot Projects

Our Pilot Projects allowed us to gather and analyze data produced by students participating in the ThinSchool program.
 
At the conclusion of our Pilot Project 1.0 with NEXT High School, students were able to define and apply the design thinking process to produce a unique, reasonable solution to a real problem in their local community.

We partnered with GREEN Charter School and St. Joseph's Catholic School for our Pilot 2.0 Project. Using the insight gathered from our previous work, we walked the students through the ThinSchool ABCs. This teaches the fundamentals of leadership, emotional intelligence, design thinking, and critical thinking. Students then apply their new skills to produce a unique, reasonable solution to a problem in their community. 

 

About Us

Companies need skilled workers to continue to grow. Students and young professionals need in-demand and impactful 21st century jobs. Our mission at ThinSchool is to match these two groups.

ThinSchool leverages the educational content from premier higher education institutions to produce customized coursework that prepares the skilled talent organizations require.

We collaborate with subject matter experts and industry partners to determine what the workforce of the future will look like and what fundamental skills our students will need to be successful, including design thinking, leadership and communication and others.

Click here to learn about ThinSchool's history and partnerships.

 
1/10

ThinSchool Gallery

Our Partners

ThinSchool is proud to partner with organizations committed to building the workforce of today and tomorrow.

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Instagram
  • Twitter Social Icon

© 2019 Thinschool.org