Now this is odd. Or is it obtuse?
That school/business combine is becoming even more incestuous around here. Imagine the family dinner table conversations on this one:
Overton Moore Properties (“OMP”), the firm that is developing the large parcel adjacent to the Hollywood Burbank Airport called Avion Burbank, approached the District with a plan to introduce students to the careers involved in the project. Mr. Timur Tecimer, the CEO of Overton Moore Properties has proposed what he is calling the A Day on the Job program. He successfully solicited partners and consultants working on the project to participate in the program. The students will be able to tour the various companies involved in the project and have the opportunity to hear from the executives about their individual career paths.
Overton Moore Properties has agreed to serve as the umbrella organization to coordinate activities with District staff and to provide funding for the buses and lunches for the students.
Umbrella organization? So what’s in it for them?
“But Dad, they really need that variance!”
Exactly what kind of high school kid wants to job shadow a bunch of guys in hardhats at a construction site? Movie studios, maybe. What a ridiclously absurd idea.
The following companies have volunteered to participate in the A Day on the Job program:
Glamour careers all. The kids are lining up for it at this very moment — we’ve heard that Invesco already has a big waiting list.
The A Day on the Job program would be implemented over a span of two years with approximately two to four field trips per month. OMP hopes to bring in other companies as the program develops. In some cases, the business representatives would visit the Burbank Schools. Once Avion Burbank is under construction, the students will also have the opportunity to visit the job site.
Overton Moore Properties will be the first business to participate in early fall. The partnership, because it involves many different businesses, will provide District students in a variety of career pathways, the opportunity to see potential careers and to ask questions of current executives.
A future as developers?