Become an Early Adopter of Student Centered Design: The Future of Job Corps

Become an Early Adopter of Student Centered Design: The Future of Job Corps

Your centers will…
Create and implement a new Student Centered Behavior Management System using the principles of Design Thinking.

What is This Initiative About?

Student Centered Design Process

Become an Early Adopter of Student Centered Design: The Future of Job Corps

What You'll Need to Participate

    • Create a Design Team of 15 – 20 team members
    • Must include individuals from all areas of your center and all levels of staffing
    • Can include alumni, community partners and experts
    • Overall Process: 3 – 4 months
    • Weekly: Each team member should be allowed 2-5 hours to work on this project

The Support You’ll Receive

    • Assist in building your center’s Design Teams
    • Provide pre-training materials
    • Facilitate training at your center
    • Provide continuous team support throughout the five phases of Student Centered Design
    • Review current BMS      
    • Assist with the development of the new, student-centered BMS
    • Assist with the development of tools and materials for your new, student-centered BMS
    • Support you in training your entire staff on your new, student-centered BMS
    • Provide guidance on how to maintain and continuously improve your new, student-centered BMS
Become an Early Adopter of Student Centered Design: The Future of Job Corps

What is Student Centered Design?

Innovation and Your Bottom Line

    • Innovation capability enables an organization to repeatedly and consistently create, launch, and scale customer centered offers and experiences, thereby ensuring they are better prepared for the future. A shifting landscape of consumer expectations, a host of new entrants unencumbered by legacy systems, and a transformed regulatory and macro-economic environment make it increasingly important for our clients to place innovation at the center of their businesses. Building an internal innovation capability is becoming table stakes for organizations.
    • Customer-centricity requires organizations to think from the outside in, rather than from internal vantages. It requires introduction of new processes, metrics and structures with innovation and customer experience design at the heart.

    • Competitors are coming from new and unexpected places. It is not sufficient for an organization to consider innovation as a box ticked for the year. Innovation requires organizations to flex, iterate and evolve in an adaptive and ongoing manner
    • Implementation and scaling of innovation can only come from within. Outsourced innovation is most effective when it is matched by an internal commitment and a structure that can receive, nurture and adapt to injections of innovation activity from any source.


    • Become an early adopter, driving innovation and value creation


    • Create a new BMS that can positively impact all areas of center culture

    • Staff and students will develop innovative student support strategies, that can:
      • Improve center culture
      • Increase retention and completion rates
      • Improve outcomes and performance
      • Attract businesses with workplace-ready students
      • Improve center ranking

Design Thinking vs.
Traditional Strategic Planning

    • Focuses on action vs. planning
    • Involves customer early on to identify needs before committing considerable resources
    • Can test and improve upon multiple ideas within months, not years
    • Continually meets the needs of customers while meeting business objectives