The NAF Academies of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

2022 M-DCPS MEGA NAF Student Industry Conference

#BeFutureReady

This annual conference features a college & career fair, employers from different NAF themes, and industry-related workshop sessions, plus opportunities for students to interview for internships with industry partners. The goal is to expose students and teachers to in-demand topics and skills and connect employers with the local HS talent pipeline.

Doubletree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center

April 12, 2022 - 711 NW 72 Avenue, Miami FL 33126

Days
Hours
Minutes
Developing Our Leaders and Innovators
The conference features two keynote speakers and other industry presenters, break out sessions, plus internship interviews with employers seeking to hire candidates. In 2021, close to 3500 high school students attended from Miami-Dade NAF Academies of Engineering, Finance, Health Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology, Law Studies and Teaching. More Info coming soon!

Speaker Lineup

Lupe Ferran Diaz, Ph.D.

Executive Director
of M-DCPS

Dr. Lupe Ferran Diaz currently serves as the Executive Director of the Department of Career and Technical Education.

Carlos Vazquez

Ceo/President of
Miami EdTech

Carlos Vazquez is President and CEO of Miami EdTech, Committed to empowering educators and helping ignite a passion in STEM for their students.

Dr. Jose L. Dotres, Ed.D.

Superintendent of M-DCPS

Dr. Jose L. Dotres is the Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth-largest school district in the nation.

Dr. Bita Sarah Haynes, Ph.D.

CEO, Dr. Haynes Collective

Sarah Haynes is the current Co-founder, Co-CEO, and Chairwoman of Bolt Mobility. Sarah is a goal-driven professional eager to share.

Randall Raymond

Software Engineer

Randall works at Google as a Software Engineer and graduated from Harvard University in 2018.

Agenda

8AM - 9:15AM

College and Career Fair

9:?AM

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Welcome

Dr. Lupe Diaz

9:15 - 9:30AM

Opening Remarks

Carlos Vazquez

9:40AM

Untitled design (10)

Greetings

Superintendent Dotres

9:55AM

Keynote Speaker

Randy Raymond

10:10AM

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Sarah Haynes

10:25AM

Closing Remarks

Dr. Diaz

10:40AM-11:30AM

Session A Workshops

11:40AM-12:30PM

Session B Workshops

12:30PM-1:00PM

Lunch

1:00PM-1:30PM

College and Career Fair

1:00PM-1:30PM

Closing and Raffle

Sessions

Major Sponsors

Host Sponsor

$10,000 Platinum

$5,000 Gold

$2,500 Silver

$1,000 Contributing

Sponsor the 2022 M-DCPS MEGA NAF Student Industry Conference

The NAF Academy Board members and students and staff of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools thank you for being a part of this vital business and educational partnership as we build for tomorrow’s future. We invite you to partner with us again this year as a sponsor for this career-connecting conference for our kids.

Platinum

Sponsorship
$ 10,000
  • Banners at the event (2 banners - 8ft)
  • 2-page ad in printed program
  • Ad on conference Mobile App
  • Mentions throughout the conference
  • Logo on step & repeat for photo opportunities
  • Logo on all NAF Advisory Board websites
  • Company mention – social media
  • Press Release
  • Display Table at the College/Career Fair
  • Mention in all Email Blasts
  • Opportunity to meet with Media

Gold

Sponsorship
$ 5,000
  • Banners at the event (1 banner 8ft)
  • Full page ad in printed program
  • Ad on conference Mobile App
  • Mentions throughout the conference
  • Mentions throughout the conference
  • Logo on all NAF Advisory Board websites
  • Logo on all NAF Advisory Board websites
  • Press Release
  • Display Table at the College/Career Fair
  • Mention in all Email Blasts

Silver

Sponsorship
$ 2,500
  • ½ - page ad in printed program
  • Mentions throughout the conference
  • Logo on step & repeat for photo opportunities
  • Company mention – social media
  • Display Table at the College/Career Fair
  • Mention in all Email Blasts

Contributing

Sponsorship
$ 1,000
  • 1/4-page ad in printed program
  • Company mention – social media
  • 1/4-page ad in printed program
  • Display Table at the College/Career Fair
  • Mention in all Email Blasts

Business

Sponsorship
$ 500
  • Business Card Ad in printed program
  • Display Table at the College/Career Fair

Friend of the Conference

Sponsorship
$ 350
  • Mention in the printed program
  • Display Table at the College/Career Fair

A special level of $250 sponsorship will support student attendees and donors will be listed in the program.

All sponsorships are paid through MECA. MECA is a 501(c) (3) Tax Exempt Organization and a 509(a) (3) Public Charity Organization qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under sections 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the IRS Code. MECA is also a Not-for-Profit, Direct Support Organization of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Interested in becoming more involved with Miami-Dade NAF career academies?

Leading companies partner with NAF, aligning their industry expertise, community leadership, and pipeline development needs to transform the high school experience.

When you volunteer locally with NAF academies, your return on investment is high. By working with NAF academies your company will be at the forefront of workforce development, recruiting diverse talent with a solid foundation in hard and soft skills.

Examples of Ways to Get Involved:

  • Guest speak in a classroom
  • Host a job shadow day
  • Hire a summer intern
  • Join a local advisory board

2022 NAF Mega Student Industry Conference

Sponsorship Pledge
Miami NAF Academies will host the Annual Mega NAF Student Industry Conference for the Academy of Agriscience, Arts & entertainment, Engineering, Finance, Health Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology and Law. Join the Doubletree Hilton Airport Convention Center as a corporate sponsor of this student industry conference for 1500 NAF career academy students, April 12, 2022.
 
I pledge to sponsor the Annual NAF Mega Student Industry Conference
Checks should be made payable to MECA, a 501(c)3, Not-for-Profit, Direct Support Organization of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and mailed to MECA, 1501 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 341, Miami, FL 33132 William McAuliff, Executive Director