Empower is a TEC* educational program where students discover their talents and interests and thus lay a good foundation for choosing a major that fits their identity. This makes Empower the first full-time education program for drop-out students. Therefore it is a good addition to the extensive safety net for drop-out students at Fontys.
*TEC = Technology, Creativity & Entrepreneurship
All Fontys first-year students can enroll in the Empower TEC program. The newcomers are young adults who have discovered that they have made the wrong study choice and are struggling with the next step in their still early education career. The students sometimes feel that they have failed and experience uncertainty about themselves and their future.
In the Empower program, students remain socially connected with fellow students. They spend five half-days a week actively getting to know themselves and giving shape to this knowledge with the help of TEC skills. They are supported in this by means of individual coaching, whereby the process and well-being of the student are central.
The first three weeks students are going to focus on a single thing that fascinates them, while taking the time to familiarize themselves to our program.
Who inspires you? What would you if you were that person? Students will translate the vision of their inspiration into their own personal goal and present it to the group.
Students visualize their wildest dreams while getting acquainted with design based working and TEC skills.
Students will figure out their values are, craft a vision and establish their own identity. This course will let them experience and be aware of their own creativity.
Students focus on their own interests. They look for context and make appointments with relevant businesses, organizations and persons
Empowered by you will challenge students to create impact. Using all they gained in the program to design a local solution to create impact!