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Training in Evaluating, Analyzing and Measuring Systems
How can we give our students an opportunity to see how business behaves
How can we give business a chance to better understand the future
The Iowa Quality Center has developed a means of answering these questions and has provided these opportunities to over 1500 students over the past 20 years. It is called Langford/Iowa Quality Center Student TEAMS and it is a partnership between the Iowa Quality Center and Langford International to create a learning experience for both the students and the business sponsors.
The process includes:
“Through our experience, I learned a lot about teamwork and how to use Quality tools. I think they will help me better understand the future”
“I feel that the TEAMS training we experienced and the opportunity afterwards that we has to apply our learning is both applicable throughout education and in all other aspects of my life. It was a truly valuable experience”
“I liked being treated like an adult, doing an adult task. I can use the experience in the real world.”
“ I liked the fact that we were given the freedom to do things with very limited adult supervision.”
“This experience should be a part of every student’s education.”
“Our organization has been involved in the Student TEAMS for several years and it never fails to amaze us when the student preset their unique understanding of our processes and the picture that they give us through their problem solving storyboard.”
“Many of the suggestions that the students made in the presentation were adopted and integrated into how we run our business. They have a unique picture to the world that we don’t realize because we are too close to our work.”
“Our nonprofit Board of Directors has given us the permission to sponsor teams in the future due to the results we have gained from the input we receive from the students and their unique understanding of our customers.”
The Iowa Quality Center is prepared, and encourages, the adoption of this opportunity to benefit the students of our education system including K-12 through college to better align the needs of our future workforce with the capabilities required to build sustainable organizations in our nation.
Contact the Iowa Quality Center for more information on Student TEAMS.