Providing scholars with the opportunity to learn through experience is essential to the way our scholars learn at TAF@Saghalie. One of the ways we ensure first-hand learning is through the industry partnerships we build with local and national organizations.
Industry integration and immersion through site visits, job shadowing, internships, and innovation challenges allows student-scholars to gain a true perspective of how business and industry work and understand the relevance of academics in relation to what it takes to be successful in the workplace. It also promotes career exploration. By exposing students to company culture and practices early, they are able to envision themselves in various careers and leadership roles. In addition, close interaction with professionals who represent our student demographics not only teaches critical 21st-century skills like communication and networking but also validates students’ ability to penetrate the industry.