2023 Work Simulation Competition

2023 Work Simulation Competition

Grandwood Gardens

Grandwood High School
Granger, IA


Students in Mr. Pagel's classroom are working on their classroom garden. Students will be given a plant/seed to research and then asked to create a slide for a slideshow giving facts about their plant. Students then plant seeds and take care of the plants until they are large enough to be sold. This project allows students the opportunity to conduct research, and then put their knowledge into practice by caring for the plants they've studied.

About the Digitability Work Simulation Program

Digitability believes that skills are best learned through real-world experience and application. That’s why Digitability created the Work Simulation Program: a complete curriculum that teaches work-ready skills in a hands-on way you won’t find anywhere else.

After choosing their classroom’s Work Simulation project, students are “hired” for jobs and begin practicing workplace behavior, managing tasks, using tech skills for independence, self-advocating, self-regulating and more. 

Digitability Work Simulations include Bankability, a virtual banking and workplace behavior program where students earn virtual dollars when they exhibit behaviors that will make them successful in the workplace and increase their independence. Using those dollars earned, students experience a modern banking app while learning the fundamentals of budgeting concepts such as earning, spending, and saving.

For more information about how you can bring Digitability’s award-winning program to your school or organization and join in with a Work Simulation Project of your own, click here.