In collaboration with the Stavros Institute & the Pinellas Education Foundation, the Pinellas County School Board supported the K.Tek development team as they designed, tested & implemented an innovative solution introducing students to Internet based technologies, as well as, providing teachers with an alternative to the traditional “paper-based”
K.Tek Systems helped prepare students & teachers in the weeks prior to their visit at Enterprise Village by creating an Internet based “Job Profiling System,” which asked students a series of questions that covertly score them into a category, of which, best fits the personality & matches the students with a job category or position that they would be best suited for. The students would then complete an online employment application via the “Job Application Board” which allowed students to choose their companies & review the particular job function they would like to fulfill while at the simulated economic village. In final preparation for their day at Enterprise Village, students were introduced to another K.Tek innovation; an Internet based Cloud Computing Application called the K.Tek Connect Internet Blog. This educational tool was custom built & infused into the curriculum. Students were required to write blog articles which were held in a database & then “suspended”
Once the student employees arrive at the K.Tek Offices at Enterprise Village, they are ready to fully utilize the skills they’ve learned during their introduction to Internet technology & Cloud Computing Systems. The student K.Tek employees spend time during their visit finalizing the K.Tek Connect Blog for publishing, as well as, meeting with each of the other businesses to determine their tag-line preference for advertisements that will be placed on the K.Tek Connect Blog. Perhaps the most exciting part of the day for K.Tek student employees at Enterprise Village occurs when they visit each business & conduct interviews on video as reporters. The taped interviews are edited when the students periodically return to the K.Tek headquarters in Enterprise Village. Once video production is completed, the student interviews are played on one of the K.Tek LCD screens throughout the day for everyone to see. This gives the K.Tek student employees the opportunity to showcase their hard work & gain first-h& insight into how technology is used to create video blogs.
Students are given blog access information (http://evconnect.ktek.com) as a unique souvenir of their day at Enterprise Village, & so that family & friends can view their articles & advertisements at their leisure online. An estimated seven million students, family, & teachers will view the K.Tek Connect Internet Blog globally as a result. This garners the school, students & other Enterprise Village businesses publicity & illustrates the true fusion between business technology.
K.Tek Systems continues to provide ongoing service to the Stavros Institute by providing “frontline”
K.Tek Systems was honored to be selected to establish a technology program for Enterprise Village that brought outstanding innovation to the simulated economic student learning center. “By supplying & utilizing a variety of technologies at Enterprise Village, K.Tek Systems automated some of the more traditional systems into current, “paperless systems” that are relevant not only to the classroom environment but also better represents today’s world with regard to online newspapers, video, social media, & career assessment tools & online job boards,” said Kimberly During, CEO of K.Tek Systems & Founder of the During Foundation. K.Tek Systems' achievements at Enterprise Village were further highlighted when Patricia Jeremiah, Director of the Stavros Institute noted the positive feedback she had received from parents impressed with the K.Tek Connect Internet Blog & their students work. “Many parents have even asked if K.Tek Systems offers a summer camp for students to learn more about technology,”
K.Tek Systems' dedication to the community has awarded the design & development of Internet based “state of the art” technologies such as security, redundant hosting, cloud computing, separate teacher & student sites, & the Stavros Institute’s management & support system that directly impacts classroom curriculum. Business & technology are evolutionary & the future undoubtedly will bring with it new tools for educators & students alike. K.Tek Systems is enthusiastic about the continued development of Internet based technology & anticipates future collaborations with the Pinellas Education Foundation, Pinellas County School Board & the Stavros Institute to bring the learning experience of Enterprise Village to students both inside & outside the classroom.
Founded in 1993, Clearwater, Florida based K.Tek Systems, Inc., is a leading global provider of full-service, Web based solutions including custom web design & development, hosting & Internet application management. Additionally, K.Tek Systems offers strategic consulting, corporate Intranet & Extranet development, business systems & database application integration, custom software/Mobile Smartphone application development, e-commerce solutions, as well as content management solutions. Serving hundreds of customers internationally, K.Tek remains steadfast in its commitment to create meaningful relationships by understanding clients’ unique business objectives, identifying their critical success factors & yielding total success by increasing growth, productivity & profitability. K.Tek Systems understands the dynamics of business & technology & prides itself on 98% client retention due to consistently delivering a high ROI by helping clients strategically position themselves competitively in today’s market. Together, K.Tek Systems’ proven leadership & expertise leverages the fusion of business & technology to provide thriving Internet & Web based technology solutions for any organization.
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K.Tek Systems is a leading provider of full-service, Web based solutions including custom web design and development, hosting & Internet application management. K.Tek Systems offers strategic consulting, corporate Intranet & Extranet development, business systems & database application integration, custom software/Mobile Smartphone application development, e-commerce solutions, as well as content management solutions. Serving hundreds of customers internationally, K.Tek remains steadfast in its commitment to create meaningful relationships by understanding clients’ unique business objectives, identifying their critical success factors and yielding total success by increasing growth, productivity & profitability. K.Tek understands the dynamics of business & technology and prides itself on 98% client retention due to consistently delivering a high ROI by helping clients strategically position themselves competitively in today’s market. To learn more, visit http://www.ktek.com.