Guest speakers can be an effective method of bringing workplace learning into the classroom at all grade levels and is a great alternative for professionals who cannot host a site tour or job shadow due to security and safety issues. Guest speakers can bring a sense of legitimacy to topics, helping students understand the relevance of classroom learning to the world of work. Speakers can help students understand how work relates to personal development and the needs and functions of society.
The BEA works with Genesee County schools throughout the year to plan classroom presentations and lunch-n-learn series with visiting career professionals. For more information on upcoming guest speaker opportunities, please contact Karyn Winters at firstname.lastname@example.org.