Wayde Sick, North Dakota State CTE Director, On Enhancing Career Exploration with VR/XR Technology

EdTech Startup Showcase

May 8 2024 • 26 mins

In this episode, we’re joined by special guest Wayde Sick, State Director of the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education. Wayde was previously Director of Workforce Development for the ND Dept. of Commerce and also worked as a school director.


Hear about:

  • Using innovative technology to enhance career exploration
  • Exploring in-demand occupations in rural areas
  • Virtual reality to provide tangible experiences
  • How North Dakota began using CareerView XR statewide.
  • What happens when students are introduced to careers they didn’t know existed
  • Getting employers involved

About today’s host

Tanya Sheckley is the Founder and President of UP Academy, a progressive elementary lab school in San Mateo, California. UP Academy is reinventing education by customizing learning for each student, integrating project-based learning throughout its curriculum, and supporting students with disabilities to attend alongside able-bodied students in mixed-age classrooms.


Tanya hosts the Rebel Educator podcast, speaks across the country on the future of education, and leads professional development programs for school administrators and educators. Listen to Rebel Educator here: https://re.bepodcast.network/


About Be More Colorful

Be More Colorful, based in Fargo, North Dakota specializes in immersive technology solutions for solving workforce development problems. Co-founded by husband-and-wife team Matt and Katie Chaussee, the company has been at the forefront of creating immersive media solutions that help people make better decisions about where they choose to live, learn, work and play. Learn more:

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