Student Voice: Thank you to our partners (in our students’ own words)!

5Last month, Ed and Rotary Club brought together over 50 individual volunteers to pull-off the fall Career Development Conference on Public Speaking for seniors in the Academies of Birmingham at six-BCS high schools.  Over the course of three months, students participated in in-school sessions that equipped them with the knowledge and skills they need to choose a presentation topic, engage their audience, and develop an elevator pitch.  Their hard work culminated in a full-day professional conference, where they learned event more about the art of storytelling, executive presence, and how to develop a presentation.   Continue reading

11/21/14 – Career Development Conference

This past Friday marked the first iteration of the Career Development Conference on public speaking for 12th-grade students in the Birmingham City Career Academies.  Students from six Birmingham City high schools came to the Harbert Center for a full-day of professional development around public speaking, including sessions on story-telling and executive presence, and group-feedback sessions with Birmingham Rotary Club members.  Check out the photos below to see more.


10/29/14: Alabama College Preview Day at Carver High School

Yesterday, Ed kicked off a brand-new College 101 initiative at Carver High School with the first Alabama College Preview Day.  This year, Ed will support a series of in-school presentations for Carver Juniors featuring over 10 different post-secondary institutions from around the state of Alabama.  Each time, a group of 15-20 students will be selected to eat lunch with the admissions representatives after the informational sessions, ask questions, and learn more about the institutions that catch their attentions.  Check out pictures from our inaugural event featuring UAB, Birmingham-Southern, Samford, and Miles College.


10/16/14: Bridging the Gap with Huffman Academy of Architecture and Construction at Brasfield & Gorrie

This year, we entered into a new partnership with construction firm Brasfield & Gorrie to support students in the Academy of Architecture and Construction at Huffman HS through the Bridging the Gap program.  Last Thursday, students kicked of the year with a tour of Brasfield & Gorrie’s corporate office to learn about careers in professions such as scheduling, estimating, project management, and virtual design and construction (VDC).  Check out the pictures below to see what our students got to experience!