Morro Bay, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014
Biz Whiz Academy, a company specializing in entrepreneurship and work skills education for kids and teens, announces the completion of their Pilot Program in California High Schools. Through this Pilot Program, the company took its home-based entrepreneurship and skill-building products and brought them to the traditional school setting. By introducing the program to select California high school students, Biz Whiz Academy has opened the door to better business and communication skills for a larger audience of students.
The goal of the Pilot Program was to engage high school students and introduce self-employment as a viable and attainable career option on their career path through hands-on experiential learning, and to encourage post-secondary entrepreneurship education. This was achieved through teaching problem solving skills, decision making skills and critical thinking skills.
The Biz Whiz program is easy to follow, which is crucial to today's busy parents and teachers. The material takes complex business concepts and breaks them down so kids aged 7-19 can easily follow them. It is designed so that parents and teachers can easily follow the lessons and keep kids engaged in the thought processes. To test the program in a school setting, Biz Whiz Academy brought it to several California high schools, targeting a pool of 500 students.
One problem many business teachers face is the lack of hands-on learning they can provide their students. While they want to teach self-reliance and educate young entrepreneurs, they struggle to find a program that gives the students the chance to act on the education they are receiving. Biz Whiz Academy fills that gap with their unique experiential learning process.
One Pilot Program teacher, Denise Conte of Paso Robles High School's business accounting class, said, "A key part of literacy in any discipline is for the student to 'work' the material they are reading; they read, ask questions and then apply the knowledge. Biz Whiz materials are constructed that way, so it works well in an academic environment."
The Pilot Program met with huge success, and the participating teachers found the entrepreneurial training and skills it brought to their classrooms to be invaluable. CEO and Founder Erik Amato said, "We are honored to be recognized as a resource for parents, educators, communities, and the kids and teens of America, because we know how valuable these entrepreneurial skills are both for self-employment and to the businesses that will employ these students in the future."
Biz Whiz Academy is preparing to launch its products to many more schools for the upcoming school year. The Pilot Program was made possible through collaboration with the Generation E Institute, developer of an accredited entrepreneurship curriculum who integrated Biz Whiz Academy products into their program, and the Business and Entrepreneurship Center at Cuesta College. Doing What Matters for Job and the Economy also provided funding for the program.
About Biz Whiz Academy
Biz Whiz Academy develops education products that are affordable and easy-to-use, giving everyday kids and teens the chance to start their own age-appropriate businesses, including car washes and lemonade stands (and many other businesses), with greater success. With this success, kids and teens experience social psychological benefits like self-esteem, ego development and self-reliance early in life and may start on a career path for a future in business. For more information about the program, or to learn how to get started for yourself, contact Erik Amato at 805-225-4824 or email operations(at)bizwhizacademy(dot)com. You can also learn more at http://www.bizwhizacademy.com.