CAPS Network: 501c3 nonprofit organization
The CAPS Network is a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on paving the education-to-employment path through profession-based learning. Programs that affiliate with the CAPS Network share best practices and connections with professional partners, post-secondary institutions, teachers and students.
CAPS gave me the courage and freedom to dream bigger than ever before.
Through a community of motivated instructors and peers and unconventional learning environments, CAPS equipped me to step into professional purpose and realize my untapped leadership potential.
— Jenna Felsen, 2016 CAPS graduate
CAPS Core Values
Below are the five core values that unite, define, and guide the CAPS Network experience:
Instructors develop real world, project-based learning strategies through collaborations with business and community partners. These interactions enhance the learning experience, preparing students for college and career.
Professional Skills Development
Unique experiences allow students to cultivate transformative professional skills such as understanding expectations, time management, and other essential business values. These skills are critical to providing students a competitive advantage in their post-secondary education and professional careers.
Self-Discovery and Exploration
Students realize their strengths and passions by exploring and experiencing potential professions. This allows them to make informed decisions about their future while learning to exhibit leadership.
Instructors create an environment where creative thinking and problem-solving are encouraged. An innovative culture is key to fostering entrepreneurial learning and design thinking.
CAPS supports high-skill, high-demand careers through ongoing innovation in curriculum development, programs, and services based on local business and community needs.
Meet Our Team
Allison Koelzer Nelson
Tom Vander Ark
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