ARTS THE LANGUAGE OF CREATIVITY
At the heart of Skills4Industry focus on creativity is Arts, Media, and Culture. Across Skills4Industry institutions, all students are provided opportunities to develop mastery of ACT100 – composition and apply their competencies throughout their studies. The First Ladies of The World Museum is a project for all Institute of Integrative Creative Studies (IICS) to capture different artifacts of their country’s through first ladies to showcase in our virtual workbench interactive museum. As a hub, museums are the places where creativity is reinforced. Through the composition course, students apply their mastery of modeling using 2D and 3D technologies in local elementary schools as part of service-learning. There are many other programs at IICS that are designed to improve the creativity of our students using the principles and elements of design. The program’s Art and Media hub is Home to Dance, MIDI, the Arts of the Moving Image, K – 4th Television programming, Podcasts, and Skills4Industry’s student-run virtual radio station. All designed to help students’ creativity come alive.
The Innovation Collab-Lab at the Integrative Digital Transformation Institute (IDTI) houses cutting-edge tools such as 3-D imaging tools, VR, AR, and biometrical analysis fosters creativity and helps students explore how new and emerging technologies can fundamentally reshape the research, academic, and service missions of the Institutions and local communities. The Microservices orchestrated environment represents another source of bringing together different communities’ data to understand variations in cultural elements that are fed into research through the Institute of Integrative education and Skills (IIES) research administrators.
MENTORSHIP AND SUPPORT
MAKING INTEGRATIVE COMPETENCE PERSONAL
With a 1:5 student’s-to-teaching resources ratio and countless opportunities to nurture personal connections, Skills4Industry institutions faculty, coaches, mentors, and industry professionals often evolve from teachers into coaches, mentors, advisors, and friends.
VIRTUAL LUNCH = VLUNCH
Every Skills4Industry institution student is allotted $100 per year to invite a faculty, mentor, coach, or industry professional advisor to dine with them virtually at various locations around the world to help establish lasting relationships that might not have developed in the classroom. A Virtual Learning Seminar that is designed to help the individuals (students, their peers, and faculty) develop insights into real-world scenarios of different competencies applications.
A CATALYST FOR MEANINGFUL UNDERSTANDING
This student-led organization connects faculty and students through a series of informal virtual events hosted by faculty members in their homes to create a dynamic community characterized by spirited discussion.