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BRAC’S VIRTUAL
SCHOOLHOUSE

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industry professionals virtually into the classroom
to bring real world relevance to learning

Virtual Schoolhouse

There are few indicators more significant to future economic success than a community’s public education system. Through public policy and legislative advocacy, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) seeks to ensure that the public school system prepares students to compete within the global workforce.

BRAC continues to engage the region’s business community in the public policy dialogue about education and workforce issues, and works to promote partnerships between schools and area businesses.

BRAC’s virtual schoolhouse is a virtual guest lecturing program for Baton Rouge Area schools. The program pairs business people with classrooms to engage in online mentoring and guest speaking.

Virtual schoolhouse helps facilitate in-person volunteering for business people at Capital Region schools by providing a volunteer calendar that teachers can populate and from which businesses can choose.

BRAC leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at www.brac.org.

For more information contact: Liz Smith, Director of Policy and Research liz@brac.org

Featured Upcoming Live Industry Chats

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying

  • 12/19/2017 10:45 AM Eastern Time

DECA presents Cyberbullying

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NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH: Promoting STEM Degrees to Young Women

NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH: Promoting STEM Degrees to Young Women

  • 01/09/2018 01:00 PM Eastern Time

During this session we would like to focus on discussing the wide range of professional careers available to those with a STEM degree, particularly women. We are passionate about educating students in STEM subjects because we strongly...

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NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH: Being Lifted - Why Mentoring Matters

NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH: Being Lifted - Why Mentoring Matters

  • 01/11/2018 10:00 AM Eastern Time

This industry chat will discuss how mentoring can be used as a tool in student development.

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Why The Allies didn't Bomb Auschwitz during WWII

Why The Allies didn't Bomb Auschwitz during WWII

  • 01/17/2018 02:00 PM Eastern Time

This session is intended to argue that the Allied decision to not target concentration camps, specifically Auschwitz, was the right military decision. An Allied bombing campaign focused on bombing Auschwitz would not have ended the Holocaust. A...

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In-Person Classroom Volunteer Opportunities

A Day in the Life of a Long Haul Truck Driver

We are studying the career clusters.

Requested By: Lynn Ellison, WEST FELICIANA HIGH SCHOOL

1/15/2018 1:00:00 AM Eastern Time

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