ICE Certification: Plug’n Drive – EV Manufacturing2022-09-07T13:33:07-04:00

Sector-Partner Experience: Plug’n Drive

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ICE Summary

(Innovation, Creativity, & Entrepreneurship)

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What is ICE? Innovation is the generation and realization of a new idea in the world. This means that innovation contains within it elements of both creativity and entrepreneurship. Creativity comes into play in the generation of ideas to meet a need in the world. This is based on a fundamental belief that there is more than one right answer to a given problem. Entrepreneurship is the set of activities aimed at building, scaling and sustaining the new ideas into an existing organization or creating a new one.

Innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship (ICE) are linked. One cannot exist without the others.

Why is ICE important? Adopting a creative, innovative, or entrepreneurial mindset prepares you to make a change in the world around you. It enables you to find creative solutions to problems in real companies. Every person needs to understand the ICE process and tools no matter what career or job you hold.

What is the process for ICE? ICE has a 3 GEAR Formula.

Gear 1: Finding the Need – What’s the problem? Interpreting information about various areas of the company such as people, processes, and problems. Focus on finding needs instead of finding solutions because they last longer than any single solution does.

Gear 2: Idea Generating & Prototyping – How might the need be satisfied? Coming up with many ideas AND getting feedback on those ideas. The generation of multiple ideas, making connections, and imagining what could be takes creativity. “The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.”  Dr. Linus Pauling, Nobel Laureate

Gear 3: Choosing a solution with Strategy & Testing – What solution works best? Selecting and making a solution work by expanding on one idea. Strategy is making choices about what you will and won’t do and who they will or won’t serve. Customers who will choose to buy/use your product/service must be clearly identified. Testing your strategy requires making assumptions about customers, competition, or the company.

Critical Thinking Activities

Increase your critical thinking skills by reviewing the three activities below:

It’s time for… Brain Yoga!

Tour Guide for an Alien

Get your brain flowing!

Partner Resources

Please review each of these resources thoroughly to help solve the problem in the next section.

Why buy an electric vehicle?

Why buy an electric vehicle?

Arrow’s all-Canadian electric car concept

Watch the Video!

Adjust the volume or pause the video to meet your needs.

Problem to Solve

How can Plug N’Drive promote electric vehicle manufacturing in Ontario?

(submit your answers in the worksheet below)

Complete Worksheet

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Monthly gift card giveaway?2022-07-27T10:59:09-04:00

That’s right!  For every SHSM Certification earned through Flashpoint, you will automatically be entered to win a $100 gift card for anywhere you choose!

How do I earn my Red Seal?2022-07-27T10:38:43-04:00

Each SHSM consists of five required components:

  1. Bundle of credits
    A defined bundle of credits consisting of eight to ten Grade 11 and Grade 12 credits, including cooperative education credits
  2. Certification and training experiences
    Sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses
  3. Experiential learning and career exploration activities
    Experiential learning and career exploration activities within the sector
  4. Reach ahead experiences
    Learning experiences connected with the student’s postsecondary plans
  5. Sector-partnered experiences
    Experiences in which students engage with a sector partner to explore sector-related content, skills, and knowledge involving either ICE (innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship), coding, or mathematical literacy.

For more information, check out the Ministry of Education’s website.

Are there scholarships for SHSM students?2022-07-27T10:38:51-04:00

You bet there is!  Many Ontario colleges and universities offer scholarships for students with a SHSM Red Seal on their diploma.

Check the school’s Award section or Google “SHSM Scholarships” to find out which schools offer them.

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