PCCAPS, a PCEF-funded initiative, offers businesses a way to check projects off the "to-do" list - with the investment of just a little bit of time.
The program links students with partnering businesses, and the students complete real work on real projects - and meet real deadlines. Students are overseen by mentors and teachers, and businesses get real results!
Below is how it all unfolds, courtesy of a letter PCCAPS Program Coordinator Adrienne Woolley wrote to the Park City Chamber of Commerce.
Hello Park City Chamber Members,
I'm reaching out on behalf of students in the PCCAPS program at Park City High School and working on getting projects ready for the 2022-2023 school year.
As an overview, PCCAPS is an elective for 11th & 12th graders in which students develop "Success Skills" through working on real-world projects for companies and organizations. Project types fall within the industry fields (which we call "strands") of engineering and architecture, technology solutions, business solutions, health sciences, digital design and elementary education.
Experience is guided by the principles of Project Based Learning (PBL): a teaching method in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects. These student-directed, overseen by a teacher, projects are meant to help you and save you time and money and give our students real world experience.
Some current and past projects within each strand include the following:
Architecture and Engineering: prototype development; micro-home community design; commercial water (lazy river and pool) design; affordable housing design; display case design; preliminary product design; storage rack/workbench/work area design; interior workspace redesign
Technology Solutions: website design (backend); app development; wireframe development; game development
Business Solutions: develop social media campaigns; marketing campaigns; product and website optimization; competitive analysis; survey research; run focus groups; human resources; financial analysis; product brainstorming/development (business); market analysis
Health Science: experience in the hospital or clinical setting; healthcare exploration of careers; develop sports medicine projects and development within the high school or community; patient 1 on 1 experience with local hospitals; clinics, and or facilities; research-based projects; projects involving but not limited to: physical therapy, healthcare administration, surgical services, emergency room, EMS services, orthopedics, occupational therapy, mental health services, and sports medicine
Digital Design: logo and branding redesign; website design (front-end); brochure redesign; branding and digital production
Here is our website to familiarize yourself a little more with the program and some other companies who have participated.
Let me know if you have time to chat to learn more about PCCAPS and talk about possible projects for our students. Our students would love to collaborate with Park City businesses and organizations.
PCCAPS Program Coordinator
It takes a lot of support to maintain an initiative as successful as PCCAPS; if you'd like to donate, we invite you to CLICK HERE.