What You Need to Know

Welcome to the Next generation Of Work (NOW). For background information on this talent development program and benefits to you, visit Next generation Of Work (NOW).

Our Ask
We’d like for you to provide a real business problem for teams of regional high school students (rising juniors and seniors, as well as recent graduates) to solve. 

Examples from Previous NOW Cohort

How Does it Work? 
*All meetings and presentations take place online via Zoom.*

Prep Work with us to identify and define a real problem that your company is currently wanting to solve. 

YOUR TIME: 1 hour

Launch Meeting Meet (virtually) with student teams and answer questions about yourself, your business, and the problem you are facing.

YOUR TIME: 1.5 hours

Feedback Make available two 30-minute blocks of time (online or over the phone and scheduled at your convenience) to hear squad ideas and offer feedback.

YOUR TIME: 1 hour

Pitch Event Hear final solution pitches from student teams, ask questions and discuss their ideas in front of a live audience (online).

YOUR TIME: 1.5 hours


What Kinds of Problems Tend to Work Best? 

  • Good problems typically fall into one of three categories: operations/process improvement, culture/human capital or marketing/growth. However, we’re open to categories beyond these. 
  • The best problems are real, meaningful and urgent. If they matter to you and your business, they will matter to our students.

What are some examples of businesses that have participated in NOW and with District C in Raleigh?

The Dan River Year Americorps Program, Dewberry, Kyocera SGS Tech Hub, and Tyton BioSciences were the business partners for the first two NOW program cycles. District C, Raleigh has worked with Citrix, WeWork, and many others. See here (districtc.co/businesses) for a list of their partners. 

Interested? Contact Us