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Competencies without a Classroom: Jeremy Bout

S1 - E16: Jeremy Bout - Edge Factor - Portfolio
Griffin Jaeger
February 5, 2021

There are so many pathways to success. It could be a four-year degree, a 2-year degree, an apprenticeship, or like this week's guest, a co-op that turns into a summer job that inspires a career pathway. The reality of it all is that companies are in search of 21st-century skills, which you can prove with a portfolio.

Meet Jeremy Bout, the founder of Edge Factor. Jeremy is an entrepreneur and a filmmaker, and above all, he loves to make things and tell stories. Jeremy was surrounded by a community that had a lot of manufacturing opportunities, but it wasn't until someone brought him behind closed doors that he fell in love with the industry and started to build a career pathway.

Edge Factor helps students understand that within one's community, there are many different ways to connect to companies and non-profits that offer opportunities to learn and grow. They make high-impact films to inspire students to pull back the veil within their community through the power of storytelling and filmmaking.

In this episode, we chat about topics including:

  • What it means to embrace a culture of failure and the humble culture that this idea creates
  • How to prove your worth through a portfolio, show initiative, and be creative in the ways you do it
  • Seeking opportunities as opposed to waiting for them
  • How, through problem-solving, you can get through anything

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