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Interns Adding Value at NextFlex

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By Emily McGrath, Deputy Director of Workforce Development, NextFlex NextFlex hosted five high school interns for six weeks this summer in partnership with the Silicon Valley Organization’s Strive Internship program. Students came from a variety of schools across the San Jose Unified and East Side Unified High School Districts, representing …

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FlexFactor® Opens Doors for New Kinds of Students

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By Emily McGrath, Deputy Director of Workforce Development, Education, and Training, NextFlex One of our 2018 goals for FlexFactor, NextFlex’s project-based learning program in entrepreneurship and technology for high school students, is to broaden its reach to new student segments. Already this has been accomplished in two exciting ways. First, …

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Pssst, teenagers love manufacturing

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Republished post from LinkedIn. By Brynt Parmeter, NextFlex I’ll let you in on a secret. Believe it or not, manufacturing is where people come together to actually make things – really cool things. And, what is even more crazy, is that teenagers love it! I know this sounds too weird to …

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Making Internships Work (and Fun)

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By Brynt Parmeter, Director of Workforce Development, Education, and Training, NextFlex Over the summer, NextFlex embarked upon a very ambitious Internship program that has fully exceeded our expectations. Last summer we employed one intern. This summer, we employed thirteen. This included eleven high school interns, all rising seniors, and two …

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NextFlex Workforce Development Pilot, FlexFactor®, Completed; Students Gain Recognition from San Jose Mayor for Business Pitches

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High school youth learn about entrepreneurship and business models, then develop FHE product ideas and pitches – all within 3 weeks. NextFlex announced today the culmination of a novel month-long pilot program called FlexFactor that was designed to introduce high school students to the world of flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) and advanced …

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