Creating Authentic Learning Environments for Flexible Career Pathways

Career Technical Education encompasses a large variety of hands-on learning spaces. Understanding the similarities and differences between various CTE pathways will be key to maximizing the value of your space and designing for authenticity. The presenters will discuss 2 case studies that highlight the importance of authentic learning environments, whether in a K-12, HigherEd, or hybrid campus model, regardless of geographic location. The presenters will share the top five lessons learned from their practice to successfully create varied learning spaces that balance design rigidity and flexibility, such as Building Construction, Automotive, Health Sciences, or Human Services.

What You Will Learn:

  • Understanding & prioritizing the needs vs. the wants of End-Users for each Career Pathway
  • How to identify common ground, shared goals, and optimized spaces between different Career Pathways
  • How to leverage connections with Industry Partners to ensure program success
  • How to create scalable/adaptable spaces that will serve current students and attract future ones
  • Key building considerations for successful CTE learning spaces

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Time: 11 AM Pacific / 1 PM Central / 2 PM Eastern
Duration: 2 hours


Nicole NicholsNicole Nichols, AIA, Higher Education Leader | Principal at DLR Group

Nicole Nichols, AIA is a registered architect who has focused her career on educational projects. Nicole is highly proficient with the Building Information Modeling (BIM) software Revit and the 3-D modeling software Sketch-Up, which allows her clients to visualize a space before their project is built.

Benjamin StrainBenjamin Strain, AIA, LEED AP, Higher Education Design Leader | Principal at DLR Group

Benjamin Strain, AIA leads design for DLR Group's Higher Education Studio. He believes that great architecture connects to its environment and supports the users and visitors of the space.

A special thanks to our sponsors KI and Haskell Education for providing this free event.

As the industry leader in educational furniture solutions, KI delivers innovative and insightful designs for today’s K-12 learning environments. Offering flexible solutions for customers to adapt to spaces as they please, KI is delighted by countless stories about how its comfortable, reliable and unique designs engage students and teachers.

Haskell Education
Haskell Education designs and manufactures the highest quality furniture for the education marketplace. We serve institutions across multiple segments of learning including K-12, higher education and corporate training departments. Haskell Education’s comprehensive portfolio of products are designed to enhance learning outcomes and support the highest levels of student engagement.

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