Adding Employers
and Work-Based Learning
Phil Jarvis
Inspiring Futures
Add Employers
Sample Size
• F4K used by 475,000 students in 75
school districts in North Carolina
• 999 volunteer mentors and coaches are
available to students from 255 active
North Carolina employers.
• The SAS® Education Value-Added
Assessment System (EVAAS®) for K-12,
linked to each school’s SIS was used to
compare the academic results of 475,000
students that used F4K with all North
Carolina students in grades 6 to 12.
The Results
Students using F4K benefit in several
interrelated academic areas:
• They make more progress than their peers,
based on higher End-of-Course (EOC) and
End-of-Grade (EOG) test scores
• Results were especially strong in key STEM
areas such as Mathematics
• The positive impact on EOC and EOG scores
increases the longer a student participates in
F4K and the greater the student’s usage
Duke Evaluation
In a separate study of North Carolina
secondary students Duke University’s
Center for Child and Family Policy found
that 91% of students surveyed agreed that
“F4K helped me realize I need to do well in
school to get the kind of job I want”, and
88% were “More excited about graduating
from high school after working with F4K.”
For Details
• SAS contact: Trent Smith
[email protected] 919 531-4726
• F4K Contact: Craig Lloyd, Executive
Director [email protected] 800 965-8541
Ext. 205
• Career Cruising Contact: Jeff Harris,
President and ccInspire (F4K)
Coordinator, 800 965-8541 Ext 122
[email protected]
"F4K will be the 'Gold Standard' for career exploration in the next five
years.“ Dan Walker, Chief Talent Officer, Apple Computer
"F4K is the best answer we have found for our workforce needs over
the next decade.“ Mark Dold, Manager of Marketing, Support Services, John Deere
"In my 30 plus years in the chamber profession, I have never seen a
more dynamic and promising workforce development initiative.
Harvey A. Schmitt, President and CEO, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
"F4K is a powerful tool to help our students see the importance of
staying in school.” Brenda Jones, Career & Technical Education Middle Grades
Consultant, NCDPI
"This is exactly the tool for which educators have been waiting.”
Cynthia Floyd Boyd, K-12 School Counseling Consultant, NC Department of Public

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