Given restrictions on in-person gatherings, 6328 is putting together summer training programs for our students that can be done virtually. We’re about to launch programs for CAD and programming training and will be sharing that curriculum in the spirit of collaboration and #openalliance in the hopes that other teams can make use of it and help us improve the program. Coming soon…!
We’re also looking to develop virtual non-technical training. We have curriculum in the works to train more students in our sponsor development program (which we piloted to great success for the 2020 season) and we’ll also share that with the FIRST community. But I’m wondering if other teams already have training programs for student leadership - ways to help student team leads develop and practice the skills needed to be role models and teachers to their peers - or other non-tech skills such as business writing, budgeting, etc. If something already exists, there’s no need for anyone to reinvent the wheel.
Do you have any training programs that have worked well for the students on your team? Have you been able to adapt it to use in a virtual world? Would love to hear ideas and suggestions. Thanks!