GESS’ new BeyondClassrooms Programme ensures its students are equipped with skills to play an active role in a rapidly changing world. Read on to find out how…
Our kids are living in an era where science and technology are advancing at a rapid speed. This poses an interesting challenge to both parents and educators: how do we make sure our children can keep up with the pace of this fast-changing world? Most importantly, how do we ensure that they are equipped with the necessary skills to stay competitive in the workforce of the future?
Understanding the importance of creating future-ready students, the educators at GESS – International School developed a programme that is capable of helping its students become active participants instead of mere spectators in the constantly evolving world.
GESS students can now learn from the pros through the school’s new BeyondClassrooms Programme
With the aim of bringing learning beyond the limits of the classroom, GESS announced the launch of its new BeyondClassrooms Programme. This well-rounded programme will connect 1,800 students to professionals and frontrunners in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) industries. Students can now look forward to more internship opportunities, industry lectures, mentorship paths, site visits, and career guidance from industry experts.
Currently, the industry partners that GESS has teamed up with for the BeyondClassrooms Programme include renowned automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW Group Asia, Germany-based urban air mobility pioneer Volocopter, global sustainable technology experts Danfoss, AI-driven fish farms company BluCurrent, leading speciality chemicals company Evonik, and more!
Expect talks by industry professionals and academics, engineering programmes, and more…
The BeyondClassrooms Programme will enhance GESS’ existing STEM offerings. Students can expect more industry talks and career guiding sessions from professionals from the STEM sectors, just like the ones they’ve experienced during the BeyondClassrooms testing phase. Some of these include:
- Talk on “Intelligent Robots and Social Engineering Models” by a professor from TUM Asia;
- Talks on sustainability and mobility-related technology by a Danfoss General Manager as well as senior representatives from Volocopter;
- Career sharing sessions and mock interviews with professionals from BMW Group Asia.
GESS is also the only school outside of Europe that’s part of the Junior Engineer Academy network. This two-year programme is tailored for Grade 8 and 9 students who are passionate about engineering, where they will undergo training in engineering modules with GESS’ support partners. Upon completion of the programme, students will be awarded a certificate endorsed by the school, the Junior Engineer Academy and the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung.
A programme designed to help every student reach their potential
The goal for GESS is to help each student realise their full potential. To do so, the school understands that it needs more than just excellent teachers and programmes – parents and industry experts need to be involved as well. This is echoed by Joram Hutchins, the Academic Director of GESS, “The best schools engage in partnerships with their community, and GESS aims to be among the best schools.”
Want to learn more about this consolidated programme? You can learn more about the GESS’ BeyondClassrooms Programme here.
This post is in partnership with GESS – International School