2024 Work Simulation Competition

2024 Work Simulation Competition

SpecialT PoP

East Haven High School
East Haven, Connecticut

18-21 Transition

Students in Ms. Adanti-Pedersen's class are making gourmet popcorn. This will provide valuable vocational training and life skill development, focusing on skills such as fine motor, following multi step directions, time management, cooking safety, problem solving, packaging, marketing, organization, customer service, receptive and expressive communication skills, and cooperative learning. Several students who love to draw will design the artwork for the labels. Other roles will include project manager, popcorn maker, flavor mixer, packager, inventory manager, marketing and design, and social media manager!

The Culinary Arts teachers and some of their students will work with our class on food and kitchen safety. They will provide flavor profiles to the class to help with development of a signature popcorn, promoting inclusivity and community carry over.

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.