On the Rise: Volunteer Info Session & Breakfast

Wed Mar 08 2023 at 10:00 am to 11:00 am

The Shop by Porter | Seattle

On the Rise: Volunteer Info Session & Breakfast
now calling for volunteer instructors to help make an impact in 2023!
About this Event

The Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Industry is a dynamic field with enormous potential for talented youth interested in designing, building and managing beautiful spaces all over the globe. Historically, this industry has not been accessible to professionals with diverse backgrounds. That means it hasn’t been accessible to youth, either – and as a result, we’ve missed out on incredible young talent.

The On the Rise Program is designed with this in mind. This 8-week training program introduces talented BIPOC high school juniors to the world of CRE with classes specific to careers that often require a college education, like design or project and facilities management, as well as careers that don’t. These classes will be accompanied by panels led by top professionals in CRE, including architects, interior designers, furniture manufacturers, and more. Students will achieve a thorough understanding of the skills and tools required to start their journey into our industry with an exciting career.

“Think about it — if all the top brokers had to apprentice Black brokers to come up through the ranks, it would change everything.” - Jane Stevenson, Vice chairman of the board and CEO of services at management consulting firm Korn Ferry.

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We’re looking for CRE professional volunteers who...

  • Are passionate about helping BIPOC high school students learn about tech trades
  • Are knowledgeable about design, pm/fm, and/or tech trades
  • Classes will be held in Spring 2023 with a time commitment of 1.5-4 hrs
  • Volunteer instructors will be supported in developing content for the class
  • Location for each class will be provided

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Students will learn what the CRE industry is, what exciting careers they can pursue, and both technical and soft skills that will start preparing for their future. Their experiences culminate with a Portfolio Review judged by top industry professionals and feed into internship programs with participating partners.

The Curriculum: Think about which classes you are interested in teaching. You will receive a survey upon RSVP to let us know which classes you are interested in leading and your schedule preferences.

General / Self-development

  • Career panel + Round table
  • Floor Plans, Dimensions Basics, Site Verifications
  • How to Build and Nourish a Network
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Mental Health, Self-care, Work life balance
  • Leadership development
  • End of course exhibition and exhibition prep

Design Track

  • Hand drawing and sketching
  • Workplace Research Overview
  • Color theory and materiality
  • Art and Layout
  • Phases of design, drawing and specification
  • Full day workshop with local furniture manufacturer
  • Environmental Impact & Inclusive Design
  • Design school visit

Project Management & Facility Management Track

  • A Day in the Life of a FM & Workplace Strategist
  • A Day in the Life of a PM
  • A Day in the Life of a Broker, Developer & Banker
  • SCRUM methodology
  • Installation and punch walks
  • Site Walk and Panel with GC, PM, FM

Technical Track

  • Intro to Tools & Safety
  • Basic Carpentry
  • Electrical Systems
  • HVAC & Refrigeration Mechanics
  • Basic Plumbing
  • Smart Buildings and Digital Systems
  • Microsoft Suite Training, Site Walk and Panel Discussion
  • Thermal Energy Site Walk and Panel

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That's OK! Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form here, and one of our team members will reach out.

Click here to fill out the form!

You can also reach out directly to [email protected] for more information.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Shop by Porter, 1201 2nd Avenue, Seattle, United States


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