Miami’s Entrepreneurship Education Pathway
This presentation will discuss Miami Dade College’s (MDC) current partnerships and the potential opportunities surrounding the e-ship educational pathway in South Florida, including dual enrollment, faculty development initiatives that bring together high school teachers and college professors, and initiatives that connect the public schools, 2 year and 4 year colleges.
This session will discuss several key points of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) current e-ship education efforts including:
1.) The creation of a steering group comprised of faculty, staff, local business leaders and NFTE representatives that helped to design MDC’s certificate in e-ship
2.) The creation of the A.S. in Marketing with a focus in e-ship
3.) The connection MDC has with the South Florida Office of NFTE and the resulting faculty development initiatives
4.) The dual enrollment program and the process of garnering the support of high school teachers that has enabled high school students to take college level e-ship courses
5.) The outcomes MDC experiences from the first ever Pathway to Entrepreneurship College Fair which is being sponsored by our local NFTE office and will bring together educators from all levels. This event happens in October, 2008
Miami Dade College is relatively new to e-ship education but, with support from our leadership, has made a commitment to develop new programs and increase awareness of e-ship. E-ship is a “major” within Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) and many high school graduates are eager to continue their e-ship studies after graduation. Although our e-ship program is still in its infancy, we are making great strides in building the connections needed to create a pathway for e-ship education. Schools who are new to e-ship education will be able to learn from both our successes and our failures along this journey.