Standard 6: Societal Context
a. Collaborates with service providers and other decision-makers to improve teaching and learning.
Collaboration with community business partners is vital to the transformation of our career and technical education programs. After providing an entry for Principal Financial Group Women's IT blog I received a response from Patti Kliegl, Assistance Vice President and CIO, extending an opportunity to collaborate with our HyperStream Programming Club. Patti later joined the Summit “Girls Tech Hackout Team” for a lunch and demonstration of what they have learned in programming from Google’s CS First program. Patti shared her pathway to the workforce, as well as alternative options in hopes of promoting their continued learning in the field of informational technology (IT).