Cypress College Partners with NextFlex to Launch FlexFactor Program
Cypress College has partnered with NextFlex this spring to launch the FlexFactor program with both our native college students and our dual enrollment students from both the Anaheim Union High School District and the Garden Grove Unified School District.
Through the launch of this educational partnership, students will have the opportunity to explore STEM and manufacturing pathways through project-based learning emphasizing technology and entrepreneurship. Students will identify a real-world problem, conceptualize a product solution, build a business model, and finally pitch their concept to panel of industry partners not limited to private companies, academic institutions, and nonprofits.
What is NextFlex
NextFlex is a nationally recognized network of nationwide institutes including private companies, academic institutions, nonprofits, local and federal government partners that have come together to narrow the manufacturing workforce gap, promote sustainable ecosystems, and facilitate innovation through many channels including K-14 educational programs.
What is FlexFactor
FlexFactor is an outreach program through NextFlex in partnership with Cypress College designed to promote STEM and manufacturing pathways to K-14 students. We are excited to announce that our first cycle of FlexFactor launches in spring 2021! The program uses a project-based learning approach to engage students with advanced technologies, entrepreneurship, and education/career pathways.
For additional information, please reach out to our Dual Enrollment program at DualEnrollment@CypressCollege.edu.