Supporting Tomorrow's Dreamers and Doers
At the efactory we work to bring entrepreneurs, innovators, and the programs that serve them together under one roof. Our commitment to collaboration means we get to work with a great network of resource partners, including the Greater Ozark Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (GO CAPS).
Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) programs are nationally recognized, innovative high school programs. Students fast forward into their future and are fully immersed in a professional culture, solving real world problems, using industry standard tools, and are mentored by actual employers, all while receiving high school and college credit.
More than 10 local high schools have students participating in the program, meaning students interact not only with a wide variety of business professionals but also with a diverse group of students from outside their home high school. The program is open to high school junior and seniors.
Hosting GO CAPS Students at the efactory
We’re excited to have expanded our partnership with GO CAPS and to be host to four of the program’s five strands for the 2021-2022 school year.
Nearly 70 high school juniors and seniors will come to the efactory each day to immerse themselves in the Business & Entrepreneurship, IT & Software Solutions, Engineering & Manufacturing and Teacher Education strands. The Medicine & Health Care strand is hosted locally at CoxHealth.
Business & Entrepreneurship: Preparing students to follow a passionate pursuit from imagination to innovation.
IT & Software Solutions: Immersing students in professional environments where technology is utilized to design products and solve business problems.
Engineering & Manufacturing: Students explore the increasingly high-tech manufacturing and engineering industries while working closely with business partners and employers.
Teacher Education: Equipping students to make a difference everywhere from the classroom to the conference room while connecting with professionals and explore career options.
Connect with GO CAPS
GO CAPS is an example of how business, community and public education can partner to create personalized learning experiences that educate the workforce of tomorrow. Each of the strands at the efactory enjoy any opportunity to interact with local businesses and business leaders. Submit the form below to let us know you’d consider hosting a tour of your facility, sharing more about your business as a guest speaker, or taking advantage of other opportunities to engage with students.